Digital Exchange Webinar: Arts and Engagement with Community Heart & Soul

August 9, 2017 

The Orton Family Foundation’s Community Heart & Soul™ is a process designed to increase participation in local decision-making and empower residents to shape the future of their communities. Join us for this Digital Exchange Webinar to learn about how three diverse examples of arts & creative place-making projects in Heart & Soul towns have used storytelling to identify common cause and employ community values to shape the physical places where people work and live.


Caitlyn Davison, Orton Family Foundation

Shane Hale, City of Cortez, CO

Debbie Moreno, Galesburg on Track

Jason Neises, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

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 Rural Policy Research Institute, 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.