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Aili McGill

Executive DirectorNickel Plate Arts

Noblesville, IN

Member Since September 2022


Community Management


I am the Executive Director of a community arts organization that is working to cultivate arts resources of all kinds in Central Indiana. I collaborate with artists, community members, and other key constituents to ensure that there are always multiple, low-barrier ways to engage with the arts in our region! Specialties: I specialize in organizational leadership and change management. In regards to my Museum Studies degree, I have extensive expertise in staff management, museum theater and 1st-person historical interpretation, as well as conducting and applying guest research to new and existing experiences. I also have a strong background in improvisational theater and organic gardening. Finally, I am an experienced illustrator and published my own children's book in 2017.

Published content

Overwhelmed by Your To-Do List? 11 Tips for Tackling the Busy Holiday Season

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With these tips, you can enjoy the holidays and feel productive at the same time. During the holidays, both your personal and professional to-do lists can often feel never-ending. With gatherings to attend, shopping to do, projects to wrap up and tasks to try to complete before you take off on PTO, finding a way to get it all done can seem impossible. To help ease your work-life balance during the busy holiday season, it’s key to get organized at work and put systems into place to help you bring your workload down to a more manageable level. To help, 11 business leaders from Rolling Stone Culture Council each discuss one tip they'd offer business leaders for how to tackle a long list of competing priorities during this time of year and get a little more enjoyment out of the festive season.

Get Customers To Fall in Love With Your Art: 6 Tips for Selling Art at In-Person Events


Here are 6 tips for artists who are looking to sell their work at fairs, conventions or other in-person events.

11 Ways to Find Inspiration When Running Your Business

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Business inspiration can come from any number of places, and sometimes it's the last place you'd expect. When seeking inspiration, there are countless places you can turn to explore diverse perspectives and innovative ideas. For example, books, conferences or podcasts that cover topics both within and outside of your industry can provide fresh insights that can be applied to your own business challenges. Whether they're in a "rut" or just looking for new ideas to enhance their workflows, it's important for business leaders to find reliable sources of inspiration to guide them. Below, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council members explain where they turn to for help with creative problem-solving or creating new products in their businesses and how other leaders can follow suit.

Six Ways Art Lovers Can Help the Arts Thrive


There are many ways that we, as individuals, can advocate for the visual and performing arts in our own backyards, tone down partisan rhetoric and invite our neighbors and peers to share in the amazing benefits of the arts.

12 Effective Ways to Gain and Build Trust With a New Business Partner

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As with any other relationship, trust between business partners is paramount for mutual success. When it comes to business partnerships, the right one can often lead to a whole host of new opportunities, such as attracting new customers, diversifying your revenue streams or helping your teams innovate through challenges. When working with someone new, however, there must be a level of trust involved so that each partner feels as though they have skin in the game. Establishing trust takes time, but there are steps leaders can take to help foster that trust from the very beginning. To help, a group of Rolling Stone Culture Council members share their best advice below.

14 Important and Worthwhile Goals Companies Should Set for 2023

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Setting relevant and meaningful goals for your company will motivate employees and help boost business overall. The first few weeks of the new year is the perfect opportunity for businesses to reflect on the previous year and set new goals accordingly. By looking at what worked and what didn't, you can understand what changes to make to reach meaningful, realistic and relevant objectives by the end of 2023. Moreover, having goals can help you rally your team for a common cause and inspire greater collaboration and productivity. To that end, 14 Rolling Stone Culture Council members each share one goal companies should set for themselves this year, and why they believe this goal is so worthwhile. If you're looking for inspiration on where to focus your efforts, consider starting here.

Company details

Nickel Plate Arts

Company bio

Nickel Plate Arts cultivates arts experiences to enrich the lives of everyone who experiences our community. Our main campus is located in downtown Noblesville at 107 S 8th Street, where we house 7 artist studios and 2 gallery spaces. Here, we host events, classes, and gatherings that enrich and enliven downtown Noblesville. We also manage a gift shop, featuring handmade items by local artists, called NobleMade, and two gallery spaces in Fishers, Indiana. We currently manage operations for the Hamilton County Artists' Association and are developing new studio spaces in the Lacy Arts Building, which are likely to come online in early 2024



Area of focus

Promote Art
Art Classes
Experiences for Art Lovers

Company size

11 - 50