Revolver exists to transform process, (a)rouse creators, and provide engaged audiences for narrative-based artists.
- Commune: We nurture and develop new literary artists to help create more empathetic communities.
- Inspire: We transform the process of creation for narrative-based artists, as well as utilize literature as an instrument to galvanize artists from non-literary disciplines by designing space for dialogues.
- Grow: We support artists from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds by engaging and cultivating communities of creators that have not been encouraged by traditional literary organizations.
- Sustain: We develop and enhance audiences for narrative-based art, with an eye toward growing a sustainable financial ecosystem for artists.
Revolver designs physical and digital spaces for collaborations between artists and disciplines, as well as orchestrates low-risk, high-fun methods for the public to engage in a wide spectrum of creativity that originates in the literary arts. Reading is more than consuming text; being an audience is more than bearing witness to an artist’s final product. We foster revolving, symbiotic creative environments where an artist’s process is visible and accessible, and in turn, transform the audience into creators themselves.
Lara Avery - Director of Community Events
Marcus Downs - Editor
Luke Finsaas - Executive Director
Alexander Helmke - Editor
Ross Nervig - Director of Special Projects
Esther Porter - Managing Editor
Tony D'Aloia - The Maker
Maggie Ryan Sandford - The Interviewer
Board of Directors