Call for Proposals: Rural Arts and Culture Summit

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Due December 5th, 2016

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Springboard for the Arts, the Center for Small Towns and the Forum of Regional Arts Councils of Minnesota are seeking proposals for the 2017 Rural Arts & Culture Summit, which will take place June 6 – 8, 2017 at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

The 2017 Rural Arts and Culture Summit will gather rural artists, arts organizations and community and economic development leaders from the upper Midwest and beyond. The goal of the RAC Summit is to build capacity for long-term partnerships between artists and rural communities by facilitating cross-sector conversations and professional development workshops for up to 400 artists, board members/staff/volunteers of rural arts organizations, and rural development stakeholders.

RAC is looking for sessions and workshops that do any of the following:

  1. Provide resources or training to help individual artists and arts organizations thrive in rural communities.
  2. Bridge relationships between the arts and other sectors (such as health, economic development, environment, education, historic preservation) by providing stories of impact/lessons learned about artists engaging in rural community development issues.
  3. Celebrate diverse forms of creative expression in rural communities
  4. Inspire action for sustaining or growing support for rural arts and culture.

Please read the proposal guidelines before you submit your proposal. The deadline for submitting your proposal is midnight on Monday, December 5, 2016.

The proposal form can be found at this link:

For more information about the Rural Arts and Culture Summit, visit
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