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.
I reconnected with many of the artists and writers that I had met at other Southwest Minnesota Arts Council retreats. It was good to see them in a new environment. One of the outcomes is that I gathered information about other community arts groups that have gallery space. I will keep this list and try to exhibit my Ekphrastic Journeys project in these spaces after I show at Southwest Minnesota Arts Council. A second outcome is that I reconnected with a poet that I had interviewed for the Read Local program. A third outcome came from break-out sessions I attended. From Democratic Placemaking, I realized the value of gathering information in non-survey ways. A fourth outcome is that I found that the Minnesota State Arts Board is looking for people to help with an Artists Thrive" study. Wow, this is exactly what I am interested in exploring, so I will be contacting Renae to see how I can help with that. In general, I came away from the conference thinking about how to maintain connections to other artists and writers and ways that I can use the business I am starting as a bridge between the business community and the arts community in Marshall."