Conversations on the Creative Economy with MPR's Chris Farrell

Thursday, January 18, 5:30 PM

Creativity and innovation are critical for generating dynamic economic growth in Minnesota. Organizations need to nurture and unleash the artist, the designer, the innovator, and the problem solver among employees. So do educators. All the great economic challenges of our time connect to the need to hone everyone’s creative abilities on the job.

St. Thomas students, faculty and staff are invited to each of the events:

Conversations on the Creative Economy with DeAnna and Roger Cummings of Juxtaposition Arts

January 18
5:30–7 p.m.
Walker Art Center Cinema
725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis

Conversations on the Creative Economy host Chris Farrell, MPR’s Senior Economics Contributor, will interview Deanna and Roger Cummings, Directors of Juxtaposition on January 18 at the Walker Art Center. Hear how their social enterprise is training the next generation’s creative workforce through art and design education. The conversation will focus on lessons learned about developing creative skills and entrepreneurial ambitions among youth. 

Event is free, registration is preferred.

MPR News presents Conversations on the Creative Economy with Women Entrepreneurs

February 21
5:30-7 p.m.
University of St. Thomas Schulze School of Entrepreneurship
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Register here.

Sponsored by the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship and Minnesota Public Radio.


Minnesota Public Radio’s Conversations on the Creative Economy is in its fourth season. These hour-long one-on-one conversations explore and highlight ways that leaders—chief executives, founders and entrepreneurs--promote creativity and innovation in their organizations. Past interviews for the series include Doug Baker of Ecolab, Kaywin Feldman of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Kieran Folliard of the Food Building. Listen to past broadcasts online.