About RAC Summit

What is the Rural Arts and Culture Summit?

    • Community Leaders
    • Artists
    • Arts and Culture Organizations
    • Changemakers

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    This year's Rural Arts and Culture Summit, "Leveraging Arts and Culture to Build Thriving Communities," celebrates the transformative power of arts-based community development in rural towns. Hosted by the Center for Small Towns at the University of Minnesota-Morris, this event will gather leaders from all over the country to share innovative models for bridging partnerships between the arts and community issues, such as health, environment, sense of place, liveability and economic development. The Summit will feature a wide variety of presentations, panels, networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops.

    Milan arts


    Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 & 6, 2013
    Come for one day or for both — you decide



    Morris, Minnesota on the beautiful campus of the University of Minnesota - Morris


    Why should I attend?

    CONNECT with other arts and culture makers, organizers and community leaders who are interested in the creativity that sustains rural communities every day

    LEARN about innovative models, historical contexts, and collaborative approaches to building audiences, fostering community interaction, and enhancing liveability through arts engagement.

    CREATE with artists who are dedicated to building community through their work - pottery, songwriting, murals and more!

    CATALYZE ideas for your own community... and leave energized to continue the work!

    CELEBRATE our stories of life in rural America, a life rich with culture and creativity through fun daytime and evening activities!


     How much?


    on or before April 30th, 2013

    $100 for both days, $70 for one day


    after April 30th, 2013        

    $125 for both days, $90 for one day


    Register Today!

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    For information about how to be involved, contact:

    Michele Anderson

    Rural Program Director, Springboard for the Arts

    (218) 998-4037 or michele@springboardforthearts.org