Rural Arts and Culture Summit
ACHF Arts Access
Artists and arts organizations build relationships with members of, or organizations that serve, groups that have traditionally been underserved by the arts or by the applicant organization. Anecdotal responses, contacts made, relationships built, ideas generated.
The contacts and ideas I gained from attending this summit will be invaluable in my role as Chamber Director and also a board member of Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, the Minnesota River Scenic Byway, Western Minnesota Prairie Waters and the Granite Falls Historical Society. All of these organizations are involved in some way in developing public art and using creativity to tell a story in either in Granite Falls or regionally. As a chamber director with an interest in history in Andrew Volstead's hometown, I've developed Our Prohibition Story" with a printed walking tour guide plus a program placing historic plaques through downtown Granite Falls. I plan to keep in touch online, Facebook and some in person with many of the participants. The breakout sessions provided me with some great statistics and facts to use in writing my weekly column and talking to potential new residents about why they should accept a job and live in Granite Falls."