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Springboard for the Arts

Springboard for the Arts cultivates vibrant neighborhoods by connecting artists with the skills, resources, and opportunities they need to not only make a living but to make positive change in their communities. Through innovative programs like CSAs (Community Supported Art), Artists’ Health Fairs, Irrigate, and Ready Go, Springboard to the Arts helps communities collaborate with artists to solve local economic, social, and cultural challenges.  Its national initiative, Creative Exchange, enables communities everywhere to replicate Springboard for the Arts’ flagship programs as well as proven projects from across the country that mobilize the powerful, creative force of artists to build stronger cities.  Springboard for the Arts is based in St. Paul and Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

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Jun 02, 2017 11:47 AM

Springboard highlights NEA’s rural impact

With the Trump administration proposing to eliminate funding for the National Endowment of the Arts, Springboard for the Arts wanted to help shape the national debate by highlighting how a $25,000 NEA grant helped a struggling rural Minnesota community leverage 10 times that amount in new private investments ($1.2 million) for an innovative artist-led economic development program.

PKPR placed in depth stories on Springboard’s powerful NEA case study in outlets including ThinkProgress, Vice’s Creators, and The Art Newspaper.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 02, 2017 at 11:47 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 20, 2016 10:14 AM

Fast Company profiles Creative Exchange


Check out this amazing profile of Creative Exchange in Fast Company.

Permalink | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 10:14 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 12, 2016 11:53 AM

Creative Exchange launches Work of Art


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.

PKPR secured secured interviews with Creative Exchange founder Laura Zabel in Forbes (”How Entrepreneurship Can Save Starving Artists”), Backstage, Black Enterprise, and Metro New York and coverage in a wide range of arts industry outlets from Music Connection Magazine to Photo District News to Dance Magazine.

 

Permalink | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 11:53 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 10, 2015 10:30 AM

Creative Exchange in Quartz, DIY Network

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


Feb 13, 2015 10:55 AM

Creative Exchange Op-Ed in The Guardian

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


Nov 14, 2014 9:48 PM

Creative Exchange Launches

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.

PKPR secured coverage for the launch in outlets like Next City, CitiScope, Shareable, The Art Newspaper Human Transit, Better Cities & Towns, and This Big City.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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