Phase One: Creative Space Enterprises Fronde Baliste supported projects fall into the category of "creative class" investments.
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Nursha is a small creative enterprise designed around the principles of creative economics, local growth, and network based scale. It is an enterprise with an established track record for double bottom line impact, achieving social and financial returns via micro-funding and sweat equity investments.
Nursha's structure is a product of design and necessity. It is an open network-based business model to partner with local neighborhood venues, utilizing design and technology tools to create combined performance and concept development space. Nursha's open structure motivates co-created experiences, in which audience and artist may show up with an expectation of meeting individual needs, but leave with a sense of community.Nursha's ability to create and sustain its market depends on repeatably enabling this environment of creative exchange.
Fronde Baliste - translation - Catapult2
The term Fronde is most often associated with "revolt of the judges," and French feminist Durand. Its use here is with respect to the simpler meaning, to "sling" or accelerate motion in a given direction. Similarly, baliste translates to catapult. Together they signify targeted, rapid, high impact; an excellent metaphor describing what Fronde Baliste investment strategy is designed to achieve.
Fronde will find and fund, small, innovative local enterprise, with a goal of accelerating economic development in underserved markets.
" we will foster diverse creative and imaginative economies.. ....vibrant places... ...that allow our businesses and workers the best opportunities to innovate and succeed..." President Barack Obama, Conference of Mayors, February 2009