63 minutes | Dec 1st 2020

Getting Lost w/ Carl Atiya Swanson, Associate Director, Springboard for the Arts

This week, the gang welcomes Carl Atiya Swanson, Associate Director, Communications and Operations at Springboard for the Arts to the pod...but on the interview, MacArthur goes solo like McCartney...

While Carl and Springboard for the Arts are located in Minnesota, they are definitely kindred spirits, and Mac and Carl chew on how the arts and creativity extend our imagination by allowing us to get a little lost, the demands of funding change, the Upper Midwest Emergency Fund Coalition, and how caring for artists and creative workers is part and parcel of caring for the community. 

David gives Mac the business about his solo pod and Mac diverts by declaring war on Christmas music (1:13), The Holiday Artist Relief Fund is live! (5:00), Our partnership with Light the Hoan to Shine a Light on Milwaukee's artists and non-profits (9:48), Carl Atiya Swanson joins and shares his origin story (14:20), Efficiency vs. getting lost (23:46), Emergency funds during the pandemic and the launch of the Upper Midwest Emergency Fund Coalition (37:04), What arts and culture public policies have worked in Minnesota (49:30); Plugs (55:05). 

Follow Carl Atiya Swanson:  Web | Social: @catiyas 

Follow Springboard for the Arts: Web | Social: @SpringboardArts | Toolkits to Inspire Change and Create Impact: Springboard Creative Exchange  

Audio Transitions: "Let Go," Lex Allen (YouTube)

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