Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Thursday, September 29 • 10:55am - 11:55am
Artist Made : Community Engaged

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This session will show how Springboard for the Arts is engaging communities in partnership with Minnesota libraries through artist-made tools for interaction and workshops for creative entrepreneurs. Two of Springboard’s many toolkits and replicable projects will be showcased, Ready Go and the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists. Ready Go is a roster of artist-created, mobile projects (or tools) for hire that are designed to pique curiosity and prompt interaction. You will see examples of how Ready Go tools have been used at libraries and find out how you can easily tap into artists to engage your library users! Work of Art is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines. You will see and experience examples of the curriculum and learn how you can bring the Work of Art workshop series to your community through the libraries. 


Noah Keesecker, Program Director – Artist Development, Springboard for the Arts

Noah Keesecker is the Program Director of Artist Development at Springboard for the Arts. He directs, creates, and teaches Springboard’s professional development curriculum, provides consulting for individual artists and creative startups, and co-directs Springboard’s legal resources... Read More →

Peter Haakon Thompson, Community Development Coordinator, Springboard for the Arts

Peter Haakon Thompson is the Community Development Coordinator at Springboard for the Arts. His primary mediums are participation, interaction and conversation. Some of his works include: The A Project, Art Shanty Projects, Expeditionary Conversation Tents, Mobile Sign Shop and the... Read More →

Thursday September 29, 2016 10:55am - 11:55am CDT
French River Room 2