My name is Malcolm McCrae. I am an artist, author and educator that uses art to inspire the world. I help students and adults use their creativity as a tool to empower the world. My goal is to help cultivate creativity and uplift a community . As an artist and entrepreneur I know how hard it is for artists to make a living. I also know how hard it is for local youth to find creative things to do in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The main objective is to foster a continuing relationship within the community that will provide and promote art entrepreneurship and community awareness.
As a kid I grew up in an urban environment with social and economic disadvantages. I want this project to be an inspiration to students and adults on how to use art to explore the possibilities of human connection. This space will provide our community with encouragement to discover their true interests and abilities in the arts. It will provide a new tool and techniques for self expression in the arts.
Through workshops, classes and the arts, Pollination will provide education, training and mentorship for the community of Cape Girardeau.
To set up creative space, and programming for residents in the community, giving them the tools and opportunity to learn skills that will help them be successful in life. They will receive hands-on training, gain knowledge in entrepreneurship, how to create their own businesses, and skills to help them become independent and successful in the future.
Below you will see a before and after rendering of an empty lot on the Southside of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Our goal is to make this community accessible for everyone and to make a lasting and positive change in the community through art and creativity. Our goal is to create resources for artists, giving them the tools needed to help them be successful.
Here are some of the tools, resources and activities that will be available to the community.
-Creative collaborative workspace to live, work and share.
-Community gallery space.
-Monthly art events.
-Access to Photography equipment.
-Access to Screen printing equipment
-Access Airbrush equipment
-Classes and workshops
- Community Garden
-Health and Nutrition Classes
-Access to recording studio
- Art apprentice program
-Large format printer (Prints canvas, posters art prints and more)
-Creative programs serving, k-12, Elderly, Mentally and physically handicapped
Pollination provides the community of Cape Girardeau, Mo with an outlet to discover their true interests and abilities in the arts and entrepreneurship. We provide tools and techniques for self expression and provide young artists (especially at-risk youth) with skills that will offer outlets for financial and personal growth. By giving them an alternative from doing something negative as a means to make money, and providing them a way to do something positive for themselves and their community.
What is the problem we are solving?
Giving creatives tools that can help them become more successful and developing communities of creative leaders.
What is your solution to this problem?
The solution is:
Affordable creating space and a community that supports creativity.
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