Rural Arts Forum

Friday, June 19, 9 am – 12 noon
via Zoom

The Rural Arts Forum is a chance to put our heads together, pick each other’s brains, and move our state towards transformative development and repair. Times like these require people and businesses to redesign programs, services, and strategies in a way that is nimble, flexible, and innovative.

Join us as we work together to move WI’s rural communities towards recovery, revitalization, and lasting resilience!

For over 30 years, the Rural Arts Forum has drawn rural arts and creativity leaders from around the state, region, and nation to the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts, in Amery, WI .

This year, for the first time, the Forum will connect people via Zoom, ensuring that people will be safe, and allowing greater access than ever before to the sessions and to the collaborative community building work for which the Forum is known.

Agenda (subject to change):
9 am – Welcome
· LaMoine MacLaughlin, Northern Lakes Center for the Arts
· George Tzougros, Wisconsin Arts Board
· Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin

9:15 am – Participant introductions; in one minute or less, give your name, community, art form/organization, burning question/topic to discuss

10:00 am – Breakout rooms #1
10:30 am – Report out from first break out room sessions

10:45 am – Breakout rooms #2
11:15 am – Breakout rooms report out

11:30 am – Group brainstorm (in chat and raised hands) on Future Directions for a more formal Rural Arts Network/cohort/listserve in Wisconsin, and the collaborations for strengthening our rural arts resources that could come of such a resource.

If you are involved in arts and creativity related work in rural Wisconsin, please join us at the Forum.

Click here to register.  You’ll receive Zoom contact info right before the Forum date. Questions? Contact Arts Wisconsin, 608 255 8316 | info@artswisconsin.org.

Bayfield Apple Fest 2019 poster – art by Joanne Carmody Meierhofer