General Information

Founded in 2011,  Rural Arts and Culture Summit is a biennial event that gathers rural artists, arts organizations and community and economic development leaders from the upper Midwest and beyond. The goal of the Rural Arts and Culture Summit is to build capacity for long-term partnerships between artists and rural communities by facilitating cross-sector conversations and professional development workshops for up to 400 artists, board members/staff/volunteers of rural arts organizations, and rural development stakeholders.

The Summit is a partnership between Springboard for the Arts, the Center for Small Towns, the University of Minnesota, Morris and the Forum of Regional Arts Councils of Minnesota.

The 2017 Summit will take place June 6 – 8, 2017 at the University of Minnesota, Morris.