Creative Economy Mixer at Darn Good Yarn: Photo Highlights

ACE held its February #CreativeEconomyMixer at Darn Good Yarn in Clifton Park. There were tours of Darn Good Yarn’s amazing facility, beverage tastings by Yankee Distillery and Single Cut Brewing: North Store, a performance by poet and visual artist D. Colin, and a “The Price Is Right” style giveaway! Many attendees also enjoyed the “Learn to Crochet/Knit” station as well. NYS Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner led an engaging discussion with … Read More

Creative Economy Mixer: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Photo Highlights

January’s #CreativeEconomyMixer was a hit! with over 220 in attendance Troy Savings Bank Music Hall we enjoyed beautiful installation created by Glowing Pictures, a performance by Albany Pro Musica, Signed up for the new ACE Jobhub, and received FREE headshots by Ska City Photography. We had delicious food from Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen as well as beverages from Rare Form … Read More

Creative Beginnings- Meg Affonso

ACE’s Ashleigh Kinsey spoke with Meg Affonso, a creative who is a creative in every sense of the word — singer,dancer, actor, model, yogi, and now producer! Meg shares her journey as a creative and what led her to collaborating with other creatives to present the production of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow … Read More

Are the Self-Employed Happier?

Ashleigh Kinsey, AK Design Ashleigh Kinsey, AK Design Guest post by Ashleigh Kinsey, owner, AK Design A new study has shown the self-employed both enjoy their work more and find it more rewarding – despite longer hours and less job security – than those who work for others. The study found that those who were self-employed were not only amongst … Read More

Solving Diversity Issues in the Creative Economy

Ashleigh Kinsey, AK Design

Photo credits: Jenn Baumstein/WMHT and Amy Griffin/Opalka Gallery Guest post by Ashleigh Kinsey, owner, AK Design On April 11, 2018, ACE had a Creative Economy event with the subject “Open Forum: Diversity in the Creative Economy.” The purpose of this meeting was to engage members of the community and have a conversation about diversity in upstate New York’s Creative Economy. … Read More