Shifting Navigation of the
Creative Landscape

Artonomist’s vision is to catalyze a world where creative lifestyles are professionally valued, financially productive, and logistically feasible for all communities.


Mission Preamble

“I grew up in a small town in South Georgia where there was no Broadway. I found the arts by accident. Or rather, the arts found me. I learned in my early artistry that access and knowledge (more than money, or even talent) were far more essential currencies to the viability of Creatives in their professional career. This is especially true for Creatives belonging to groups historically targeted by oppression. So I designed an app to give talented Creatives access to one another which allows them to build their own careers from the ground up, without relying on gatekeepers. This, in turn, helps them to more efficiently bring their art straight to their communities.”

- Martavius Parrish, CEO/Founder

Mission Statement

Artonomist makes the creative journey more accessible to all who want to pursue it through technologically-based solutions and resources.

Why we do what we do.

Previously, universal access to a feasible creative lifestyle has been barred by gatekeepers relating to identity, finances, resources, and mentorship, leaving aspiring Creatives (particularly in communities historically targeted by oppression) with few-to-no ways of manifesting ideas and aspirations.

Artonomist is a one stop shop, housing resources around community-centered forums, social networking, goal setting, career mapping, and funding. This allows Creatives to crowd share industry-specific knowledge and develop a clear trajectory towards a thriving artistic career.

Artonomist seeks to fulfill its mission statement by:

Modeling systems for equity among historically excluded communities (including race, gender, accessibility, age, and socio-economic status) within the Creative industry

Artonomist seeks to fulfill its mission statement by:

Encouraging the mindset of achievable artistic fulfillment and advancement through collaboration and authentic relationship development

Artonomist seeks to fulfill its mission statement by:

Providing platforms, resources and systems for Creatives to develop their skills and more efficiently actualize artistic goals, opportunities, and projects

Artonomist seeks to fulfill its mission statement by:

Introducing and partnering with related resources and organizations for holistic solutions around the challenges of being a Creative

See what others have said about what we've built.

Artonomist™ is the next wave of revolutionizing the Creative landscape. We'd love to have you as a collaborator!

“I'm intrigued by the thoughtfulness of the prompts and the different ways users can contribute ideas, questions, and/or calls to action to the community at large. It feels like this could be an excellent starting point for some really interesting, unexpected connections.”

Lloyd M.

“Overall, I am so impressed and want to onboard NOW! Honestly, not only does it address many of the concerns I have about traditional networking sites, it also clearly comes from a place of compassion that I am EAGER to get started. Other platforms, it feels like a chore to discuss who you are and what you do. This feels truly rooted in community.”

Meagan M.

I think it's kind of brilliant how this feels like a dating app for creatives. Because the brain associates it with that model, it helps to alleviate the daunting feeling because we live in an age where online dating has become so normalized and the idea of reaching out to people in that format, while there is an element of nerves to it, still feels less daunting.

Sierra N.