Digital Exchange Webinar: Advancing Rural Community Arts

May 17, 2017

Imagine paddling down the river while participating in a theatre performance, encountering a mobile arts classroom on the Pine Ridge Reservation, or experiencing a musical composition in a national park that integrates the landscape, culture, history, ecology and art of the park. In this session, artists will share their experiences using community arts practices to explore people’s collective relationship to place and culture. Patrick Overton joins the conversation as one of the authors who literally wrote “the book” on community arts development.

Ashley Hanson, Placebase Productions
Patrick Overton, Front Porch Institute
Bryan Parker, First People’s Fund
Christina Rusnak, The Switchback Group, LLC

About the Digital Exchange Webinars:
Roughly every three weeks, these Digital Exchanges will offer an opportunity for folks to come together and engage with leaders working across the dynamic range of ­fields that compose the foundation of rural creative placemaking. Each of these one hour Digital Exchanges will feature 2-4 voices from across the country, sharing speci­fic themes, challenges, and opportunities we collectively encounter in this work. This Digital Exchange series is made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the McKnight Foundation, and is produced at the Outpost collaborative space in Winona, Minnesota, national headquarters of Art of the Rural.