Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) will be distributing FREE Art Boxes to children in Starkville and Oktibbeha County on Saturday, September 26 at 9 a.m. for this year's Art in the Park.
Art boxes will include writing, drawing, painting supplies, and more, and will be available for pick up from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at J.L.King Park on Saturday, September 26. Boxes are available on a first-come-first serve basis and limited to one box per child. After receiving boxes, families can either head home or find a spot in the park to sit down and create.
To accompany these Art Boxes, SAAC Teaching Artists are developing prerecorded activities children can follow in various art disciplines. As these become available, the lessons will be posted on social media and on the SAAC website (www.starkvillearts.net). Subject to grant funding, our art education initiatives are expanding to include books and reading materials.
Current sponsors and funders for this year's Art in the Park art boxes include Reading 2 Succeed, 4 County Foundation, Stromboli's, the Del Rendon Foundation, and Dunkington Art & Jewelry. Additional funds for this event are provided by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and the Mississippi Arts Commission.
SAAC is planning a second distribution date for Art Boxes in Oktibbeha County on October 3 at Maben Park in the pavilion next to the public library.
In addition, two other local nonprofits are tentatively scheduled to coordinate outreach efforts. OCH Regional Medical Center will be at both J.L.King Park and Maben Park to distribute health information and toothbrushes, and the Oktibbeha County Branch of NAACP may also conduct outreach and provide voter information.
Please Note: Masks and social distancing required by Starkville ordinance. If you or anyone in your household has experienced COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.
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$kills for the Creative Economy: "How to Make Your Art Financially Stable"A Virtual Workshop with Eric Hill
Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) is bringing back its business skills workshops in collaboration with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council in Oxford (YAC) and the Mississippi Presenters Network (MSPN) and launching a new, joint workshop series: $kills for the Creative Economy. The first workshop, "How to Make Your Art Financially Stable" with Eric Hill of the MSU Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach, will take place on Wednesday, September 16 at 5:30 pm via Zoom.
In this first workshop, Eric will teach participants how to develop their business model and teach creatives how to transform their artistic passion into a profitable and sustainable endeavor. This workshop is FREE. Attendance is limited, so sign up soon!
$kills for the Creative Economy will be a monthly workshop series for Mississippi creatives. Workshops will cover various topics on the business of art including sales taxes, the festival circuit, social media, and more. The Series is currently scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month, other than December and July. The next $kills for the Creative Economy workshop will be on October 13, 2020.
For more information on $kills for the Creative Economy, visit http://www.starkvillearts.net/.
ABOUT the PRESENTER
Eric Alan Hill is Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach (CEO) at Mississippi State University. Under his leadership, MSU’s entrepreneurial pipeline has grown more than threefold, launching more than 100 new startups annually and helping them raise nearly $1M private capital each year. Eric found his passion for technology startups at age 16 when he founded HillTech, a web solutions firm that grew to support clients in 15 states before acquisition after five years. He is also co-founder of Coflyt®, an aviation software company, and has led operations of four other startups.
ABOUT Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach
MSU's Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach helps students, faculty, and community members start and grow successful companies. They help entrepreneurs link with more than 100,000 living alumni, learn tactical business skills, and launch companies that will help define tomorrow's markets. Through this mission, they facilitate student creation of their own dream job, strengthening a culture of entrepreneurship among the Bulldog family. E-Center graduates have a combined valuation of more than $15M.
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