Richland Library’s Artist-in-Residence Program aims to connect the community with local working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to the community in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange.
Created in 2015, the residency program gives artists, performers and makers of all types and disciplines the ability to work freely in their own studio space, share their works and artistic process with the community and provide learning opportunities and programs for library customers.
Molly Ledford and Rob Padley, Puppet Time Machine Theatre
July - December 2021
Mondays (Molly), 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Wednesdays, 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - Noon
To make an appointment, please email:
Molly Ledford - firstname.lastname@example.org
Local creatives Molly Ledford and Robert Padley are working together as co-Artists-in-Residence.
Sharing a love for Jim Henson and children's programming, Molly (a multi-talented artist, Grammy nominee and co-founder of Lunch Money Music) and Rob (a visual artist/illustrator and voice actor) create and produce whimsical variety shows for the young-at-heart through their work with the Puppet Time Machine Theatre.
During their residency, they’ll provide musical, theatrical and visual storytelling programming. They’ll also utilize library studio space and resources to create and produce a sequel to their short film, Rat Gets a Job—offering customers an intimate glimpse into the film production process.
The library's Entrepreneur-in-Residence supports, mentors, and educates new entrepreneurs and budding start-ups through office hours and public programs--building an ecosystem that sustains the development and growth of future entrepreneurs in the region. The program also aims to connect entrepreneurs with peers who have successfully designed, launched and run a new business venture.
As a first-generation American with strong, Trinidadian roots, Roshanda, the “Rosho” Pratt comes from a generation of storytellers, and life-of-the-party types. Now this former journalist and self-proclaimed ‘First Lady of Visibility’ teaches others the power of embracing and sharing their stories so they can be seen, heard and paid.
Roshanda is a regular contributor on local television and radio stations across the country. Her dynamic personality and expertise have also been featured nationally on CBS’ The Talk, and the Tamron Hall Show.
Her Amazon #1 best-selling book CEO of LIVE VIDEO: Discover the Fundamentals of Dominating Live Video is a blueprint for thousands of people ready to show up at the next level. Roshanda has also written 2 other Amazon #1 best sellers and has been published in the Huffington Post.
A digital pioneer in utilizing video and live streaming to increase visibility, Roshanda runs a thriving online community via her Facebook page, Roshanda “The Rosho” Pratt where she regularly shares her faith, humor and 20 years of television producing experience.
Roshanda has utilized her ability to connect message with story to produce video and live streaming campaigns for global brands. She is an international speaker with a BA in Mass Communication from Winthrop University.
When she’s not working as a Storyteller Strategist helping clients find their voice, engage their audience and grow their business, she plays a supportive cast to her husband Jacobee and their three children.
During her residency, she’ll share her expertise to provide influencers, media personalities, and organizations with the tools to tap into the power of their story, amplify their voice, and monetize their story online through an array of free programs and one-on-one coaching sessions with entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Noted children’s author, Dinah Johnson, served as the library's first Writer-in-Residence from September 2015 - November 2016.
The South Carolina native held weekly office hours at Richland Library Main--interacting with aspiring authors of all ages. Known for her poetic stories, including Black Magic, Johnson gathered inspiration from her surroundings during her residency and applied it to numerous projects.