Creative Economy Mixer: Capital Roots

Ashleigh Kinsey

Register Now Our next mixer is only days away! Join us on Wednesday evening at 4:45pm at Collar Works for a 5pm guided tour of their current exhibition ART STANDS STILL. Then, head across the street to the amazing Capital Roots, where Amy Klein and crew are providing access to healthy food through nutritional and horticultural education and programs for all ages and coordinating urban greening … Read More

Creative Economy Mixer: Arts Letters & Numbers

Ashleigh Kinsey

Date: May 29   Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm Location: Arts Letters & Numbers Studios, 1548 Burden Lake Road, Averill Park, NY 12018   Register Now Join us for our May Creative Economy Mixer at Arts Letters & Numbers for a campus tour, artists’ showcase, and a special “food” installation! Arts Letters & Numbers is a nonprofit arts, education, and publishing … Read More

The Capital Region Cultural Tourism Committee Presents…Making the Scene: Lessons from Austin

Ashleigh Kinsey

Get Tickets Join ACE in an 8-county conversation about how to make NY’s Capital Region into a thriving world-class destination that attracts the next generation of visitors, businesses, investors and talent. We’ve invited Public City, a consultancy that led Austin’s Cultural Tourism planning efforts and produced its landmark Cultural Tourism Plan to lead our April 30th conversation on how Austin came … Read More

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

Sponsor Spotlight: Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership

Economic Forecast In 2018, Saratoga County continued to be one of the fastest-growing counties in New York State, and for good reason. With an educated workforce, great companies from diverse industry sectors, and a vibrant quality of place, we possess all the attributes that make our community a great investment for businesses and residents. Who wouldn’t want to invest, live, … 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

Creative Beginnings: Angelique Powell

Angelique shared her advice about growing within your organization. We talked about the limited roles/jobs available in arts nonprofits, and how that can lead to high competition and discouragement for people trying to break into the industry. Where are you from, and where do you live now? I’m from Latham, NY and I live in Albany, NY Where did you … Read More

Four Questions with the National Museum of Dance

The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Spa State Park hosts 14,000 visitors annually and houses several exhibition spaces, dance and yoga studios, and a 45-seat theater. The facility crackles with life and history, beginning with a grand entry foyer adorned with dynamic dance photos and lined with the names of Hall of Fame members, the … Read More

Recap: CFA Opportunities for the Creative Economy

Photo credit: Ken Kozak, Kendo Design On Monday, June 4th, a packed house of Creatives took part in a workshop entitled “CFA Opportunities for the Creative Economy,” and got a chance to hear from and ask questions of members of the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA), Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), and Empire State Development (ESD) about … Read More

Local Producer Commemorates Juneteenth with ‘Talk Eat Art’ Event

Every year on June 19th, Black Americans celebrate “Juneteenth” to commemorate the day Union Officer General Gordon Granger issued an order to slave masters in Galveston, Texas to free enslaved Africans. Kaciem Swain, Founder and Creative Director of Velvet Rope Group Kaciem Swain, Founder and Creative Director of Velvet Rope Group This was necessary since the Emancipation Proclamation, announced by … Read More