The Working Artist – Evening of Networking, Resources & Knowledge


WMNF is proud to be one of the sponsors and participants in The Working Artist.  For those who are indecisive, curious or on the cusp of embarking on a career in the creative industries, expect to find a lively evening of learning, networking and resources on Monday evening, Nov. 16, from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Palladium at St. Petersburg College in downtown St. Petersburg.

Presented free of charge by St. Petersburg College’s Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) program, WMNF Community radio 88.5 FM, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and the Palladium, this spirited event begins with a panel discussion comprised by well-known successful artists and others working in the arts in Tampa Bay who will share their own stories, how they came to the arts, lessons learned and more. JoEllen Schilke, host of WMNF’s Art in Your Ear heard on Fridays at 1 p.m. on the radio station, will serve at the panel’s moderator, and the evening’s emcee.

Wayne Atherholt, City of St. Petersburg’s Mayor’s Office, Director of Cultural Affairs will give the welcoming address.  Panelists for the event are:
Steve Swenson, HSN, Managing Producer Audio/Music
Craig Kopp, WMNF Community Radio 88.5 FM, General Manager (yay!)
Bob Devin Jones, Actor/Playwright/Co-founder Studio@620
Tom Morris, Morrisound Recording, Principal and St. Petersburg College MIRA faculty
Leslie Curran, Principal ARTicles Gallery, Interim President Arts Association St. Petersburg, President of EDGE Business District Association, former City of St. Petersburg  Council member
Christine Renc-Carter, Fine Artist, Dunedin Fine Art Center Director of Adult Education

Following the panel discussion, attendees will be able to interact directly with the panelists and many more well known, successful artists and those working in the arts – including those who hire artists – via a “speed-dating” style networking event.

By attending this event, those seeking work as artists or work in the arts will learn more about the multiple pathways for working in the arts right here in Tampa Bay, and not having to relocate to New York City or another big city in order to succeed and earn a living.

Those considering a work in the fine or performing arts, writers, musicians, graphic artists, technical arts – light, sound, scenery, property, stagehand — photographers, content managers, teachers looking to work full time, part time, freelance, contract in a corporation, agency, as an entrepreneur or self-employed will benefit by attending and participating in this free event.

For more information, please visit The Working Artist FB page or  contact:
Rosaria Pipitone – or 727-341-4722
Sandy DeCarlo – [email protected]du or 727-394-6130

  •  November 16, 2015
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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