UPDATE: New links and articles about the Rural Arts and Culture Summit will continue to be posted at the bottom of this story.
The Rural Arts and Culture Summit took place this week on Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6, in Morris, MN. This year’s theme was “Leveraging Arts and Culture to Build Thriving Communities.” Early reports from the summit are very positive, and the two-day event has created a buzz in Western Minnesota about the possibilities for incorporating art and culture in our rural communities.
Here are three articles written by Jennifer Vogel from MPR:
- Yearning for arts can spur small town economic development
- Slow food, slow travel could build rural tourism
- Old buildings can be cheap foundation for small town arts
There is also a Rural Arts and Culture Summit Facebook page with lots of photos. Visit the page by clicking here.
Additional links and articles about the Rural Arts and Culture Summit:
- Conference builds communities through art, by Jennie Knoebel, Austin Daily Herald
- A Gathering and A Weaving: A View from the Rural Arts & Culture Summit
- Photos from ArtOrg at the RACS
- Big Stone Arts Council brought 8 people to the RACS! Vicki Oakes, on the Big Stone Lakes Area Chamber and Economic Development blog
- Canby’s new Arts Council attended the RACS for inspiration. Read more about the Canby Arts Council from the Marshall Independent