Launched by Springboard for the Arts, Creative Exchange is a platform for sharing free toolkits, resources, and news to help artists and citizens collaborate on replicating successful and engaging community projects.
Aiming to give artists the entrepreneurial skills they need to make a living and a life in the arts, Creative Exchange launched WORK OF ART, a free workbook and video series that guides artists of all disciplines through every facet of building a successful and sustainable career.
Over the summer, PKPR has placed stories in outlets from Quartz to DIY Network to Food Republic on how Creative Exchange is helping communities nationwide replicate Community Supported Art programs. The program is modeled after Community Supported Agriculture, but instead of buying a share to receive produce from a local farm, shareholders receive boxes of original art made by local artists.
Permalink | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
PKPR worked closely with Laura Zabel of Creative Exchange to develop and place an op-ed by her in The Guardian. Her column looks at 7 case studies from around the world where artists are leading innovative community and economic development projects. The piece has already been shared more than 2,100 times in just 24 hours.
Permalink | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 10:55 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Dedicated to helping communities mobilize the creative force of artists to solve local challenges, Creative Exchange was launched last month by St. Paul-based Springboard for the Arts. Creative Exchange offers free toolkits, consultation, and networking to help communities collaborate with artists in replicating programs that creatively address economic, social, and cultural issues.