Within the artist colony, there are leaders — and in fact, they are the rule and not the exception. Their portfolios can and will change radically over time. This decoupling allows the colony to seize more aggressively on the innumerable opportunities for leaders to drive things, without creating a corrupting permanence to whatever is being driven. In fact, I would argue that leadership can only be taken in times of flux. Otherwise, it’s just more skillful maintenance. The architect of the palace does not mow its lawns, however necessary a task that may be.