2016 GIA Conference
Saint Paul, MN   October 16–19
A Confluence of People, Cultures, and Ideas

Building a Rural Arts Movement

Monday, October 17, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

State III

Organized and moderated by Maxine Adams, Executive Director, Lake Region Arts Council.

Presented by Maxine Adams, Executive Director, Lake Region Arts Council; and Michele Anderson, Rural Program Director, Springboard for the Arts.

Participants will learn how Springboard for the Arts and the Lake Region Arts Council have developed and learned from two programs that support and promote rural arts. These programs have been successful within the growing coalition of Minnesota funders who are focusing on equitable support for both rural and urban arts programming. The Arts Resource Fair provides regional artists in west-central Minnesota and Minnesota funders the opportunity to meet and connect with each other while creating a stronger arts community in the region. The Rural Arts and Culture Summit is a biennial event that gathers national artists, art organizations, funders, and community and economic development leaders interested in the role of art in rural community development. Tool kits will be available.