Reminder: Artist Respond: Equitable Rural Futures


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Artists Respond:
Equitable Rural Futures

Dear Rural Artists and Leaders,

We wanted to make sure you heard the news that we have a new opportunity, Artists Respond: Equitable Rural Futures, for artists and creatives in small towns and rural places in Minnesota to receive $2500 in support to create projects that advance rural equity. Proposals are due on Friday, April 2nd. We hope you will consider proposing a project, or sharing this opportunity with rural Minnesota artists in your network!

About the opportunity:

To support the creative work that is essential to building equitable rural communities, Springboard invites artists and creatives in rural places and small towns in Minnesota to propose projects that center the perspectives and experiences of people who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous or People of Color), Native, LGBTQIA+, and/or People with disabilities in rural and tribal communities, create safe and supportive spaces for connection, confront truth about historic harms, bring non-dominant stories into light, and/or address racism, homophobia and/or transphobia. Whether using music and dance, food, craft and traditional art, public art, fashion and design, the mail or local media, we know rural artists can play an important role in helping their communities imagine and build a more just and equitable future for all.

Culture bearers, makers, artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, performers and other creatives in rural and tribal communities of ~25,000 people or less in Minnesota are invited to apply for project support of up to $2500, with priority given to proposals led by people who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color and/or Native, LGBTQIA+ people and/or People with disabilities. Application deadline is Friday, April 2 at 11:59pm.

Find out more about the call, see the application, and view our recorded info session!

Please get in touch if you have any questions!

Michele Anderson
Rural Program Director

P.S. If you’re interested in Springboard resources for artists and community work, we’ve recently launched hard copy books for our Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists curriculum and the Handbook for Artists Working in Community! Get free downloads and buy the books here:

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