Skip to main content
We will be closed July 4-8 Details

Ask Me Anything: Balancing Caregiving and Your Artistic Career


Date: August 19, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CST
Location: Zoom Meeting
Price: Free
Category: Workshop

“Ask Me Anything” events are casual midday conversations on a variety of topics with Springboard’s Artist Career Consultants (ACCs) or staff and guest artists/presenters. These events are held virtually, on Zoom.

Ask Me Anything: Balancing Caregiving and Your Artistic Career
Date/Time: Monday, August 19, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Central Time

Taking care of other humans while trying to create art and promote yourself as an artist is a lot of work. Both roles are a constant juggling act and demand long hours, patience, and determination. Join us for a lunchtime conversation with artists and curators Teréz Iacovino and Emmett Ramstad who will share tips and strategies for balancing the responsibilities and goals of being a caregiver and artist. This program is moderated by Anitra Budd, Artist Career Consultant with Springboard for the Arts and co-owner of Colfax Wordsmiths.

Teréz Iacovino (she/her) is an artist, educator, and the Assistant Curator of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. As a First-Gen graduate working in academia her curatorial mission is to cultivate empathy for, give voice to, and take risks with underrepresented artists. Iacovino is the recipient of a Curatorial Research Fellowship Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and is a 2024 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute Fellow. She is currently co-organizing El Vaivén: 21st Century Art of Puerto Rico and Its Diaspora (September 9 – December 6, 2025) with José López Serra, a multidisciplinary exhibition that examines the complex visual creole of Puerto Rican artistic production from the archipelago and its stateside diaspora over the last twenty-five years.


Emmett Ramstad (he/him): Emmett Ramstad’s art practice explores body maintenance and the intimate collectivity of public space through sculpture, installation, performance, and social engagement. Recent achievements include a McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship; a Creative Support for Individuals Grant for Together, an exhibition featuring 10 Minnesota artist families on view at The Minnesota Museum of American Art until October 13; and three solo exhibitions featuring paper toweling and tissue boxes about celebration, grief and empathy. Ramstad’s work is in collections at Walker Art Center Library, Weisman Art Museum and Minnesota Center for Book Arts.


Anitra Budd (she/her) is an experienced freelance editor, copywriter, educator, and public speaker whose clients include Fortune 500 corporations, literary publishers, marketing agencies, universities, and local and national magazines. She currently teaches editing for MFA students at the University of Nevada – Reno and has taught undergrad students at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. Over the course of her career, she has presented on publishing and editing topics at a variety of venues, including SUNY–Binghamton, Hamline University, the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, and the Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable at Open Book, and has made guest appearances on MPR News with Kerri Miller. She holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Minnesota.



Recording: This session will not be recorded.
Captioning: This session will be captioned using Zoom’s automated live transcription feature.
Registration: Receive the Zoom meeting details by clicking on the Register button above. If you have any questions, call Zaraawar “Z” Mistry at 651-789-2282 or email