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Announcing the Community Creativity Cohort 2

September 18, 2018

We're thrilled to introduce the Community Creativity Cohort 2 — 40 organizations working to make art and culture central to problem solving.

“We believe art and culture can be powerful tools to help make the region better for everyone,” says Erik Takeshita, Community Creativity portfolio director. “Art and culture can help people build the courage and confidence to make a difference in their lives and in their communities. Art and culture also have the unique ability to bring people together, both within similarities and across differences.”

This participant-led learning cohort will identify and design learning activities to improve their work and strengthen their organizations throughout the three-year program. We will share what the cohort learns, as well as what we learn throughout the process.

Members of the cohort are both art and culture organizations and non-art organizations. All are led by and serving people of color or Indigenous people, and/or led by and serving people from rural communities and small cities and towns. 

Meet the Community Creativity Cohort 2

African Economic Development Solutions - Saint Paul, MN

Afro American Development Association - Fargo, ND

American Indian Community Housing Organization - Duluth, MN

ANEW BAM - Saint Paul, MN

Arc of Dickinson - Dickinson, ND

Asian Economic Development Association - Saint Paul, MN

Boys & Girls Club of the Missouri River Area - Wagner, SD

Centerville Development Corporation - Centerville, SD

Cheyenne River Youth Project - Eagle Butte, SD

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial - Duluth, MN

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio - Saint Paul, MN

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe - Flandreau, SD

FM Crossroads - West Fargo, ND

Four Bands Community Fund - Eagle Butte, SD

Higher Ground Church of God in Christ - St. Cloud, MN

High School for Recording Arts - Saint Paul, MN

Juxtaposition Arts - Minneapolis, MN

Lanesboro Arts Center - Lanesboro, MN

Lower Sioux Indian Community - Morton, MN

MacRostie Art Center - Grand Rapids, MN

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition - Minneapolis, MN

New York Mills Arts Retreat - New York Mills, MN

Northwest Indian Community Development Center - Bemidji, MN

Pangea World Theater - Minneapolis, MN

Pillsbury United Communities - Minneapolis, MN

Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce - Kyle, SD

Project FINE - Winona, MN    

Region Five Development Commission - Staples, MN

Sisseton Arts Council - Sisseton, SD

Sisseton Wahpeton College - Agency Village, SD    

Sitting Bull College - Fort Yates, ND

The Anderson Center at Tower View - Red Wing, MN

The Arts Center - Jamestown, ND

The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center - Spearfish, SD

The SEAD Project - Minneapolis, MN

Thunder Valley CDC - Porcupine, SD

Turtle Mountain Indian Historical Society - Belcourt, ND

Welcome Center - Austin, MN

White Earth Land Recovery Project - Callaway, MN

White Earth Nation - White Earth, MN