From the Field: Conversations on the Future by Rural Artists


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Springboard for the Arts Announces “From the Field”

From the Field is Springboard for the Arts’ new virtual conversation series that brings together artists who are reimagining the future of rural America. These artist-to-artist talks will explore rural-specific topics such as COVID response and recovery, equity and justice, food systems and agriculture, and more, through the lens of rural artists, culture bearers and makers.

In a time when rural communities are undergoing many transitions that require bold creativity and a multitude of perspectives, this series will help artists, culture workers and other rural practitioners connect and exchange ideas about creative community leadership, while creating an archive of the important questions (and possible answers) that will lead to more resilient, equitable and vibrant rural communities.

This series is an extension of Springboard for the Arts’ Rural Arts and Culture Summit, which is a biennial gathering of rural artists and practitioners.

The first two From the Field conversations will be:

Imagining the future of artists as economic developers
Friday, November 13, 1pm CST
A conversation with Em Johnson and Jack Forinash from Blue Sky Center (Cuyama, CA), hosted by Drew Digby from Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (Duluth, MN).

Imagining the future of being a good relative
Friday, December 11, 1pm CST
A conversation with Peter Strong and Mary Bordeaux from Racing Magpie (Rapid City, SD), hosted by Ashley Hanson from the Department of Public Transformation (Granite Falls, MN).

Register for November 13
Register for December 11

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