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McNally Smith President and Instructor to Discuss Creative Career Planning

McNally Smith is proud to announce that school President Harry Chalmiers, along with Sean McPherson (Co-Founder of Heiruspecs, Trivia Mafia and McNally Smith instructor) and Chris Cloud (Collaboration Director, MPLS.TV) will make a presentation on “The Creative Economy” this Monday, June 4, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Black Dog Café in Lowertown St. Paul.

On the first Monday of every month, Springboard for the Arts — an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists — hosts a happy hour meet up and presentation series under the banner of the St. Paul Bureau of Arts and Beverages for the Saintly City’s artists, creative workers and arts supporters. Traditional career planning has never gained much traction amongst young artists. For generations artists have deftly combined what they love, what pays the rent and the small Venn diagram between the two to start carving out a living. President Chalmiers, McPherson and Cloud will show how the seismic shifts in work conditions in the past 10 years have brought the artist’s skill set of creative income creation, democratic collaboration and openness to unique compensation scenarios into the center of the conversation about the workplace of the future. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. There’ll be a Q&A following, and then time afterward to meet the presenters and enjoy the drink special afterward.

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Springboard for the Arts works to build stronger communities, neighborhoods, and economies, and we believe that artists are an important leverage point in that work. Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life. Our work is about creating communities and artists that have a reciprocal relationship, where artists are key contributors to community issues and are visible and valued for the impact they create.We do this work by creating simple, practical solutions and systems to support artists. Those programs support our goal to help create a local culture movement.