2016 Events

Building and strengthening connections among people working to make the region better for everyone.

The Bush Foundation Board traveled to Rapid City, S.D., in May 2016 to learn more about the issues and work happening in the area and to meet the leaders making a real impact. In 2017, they’ll do the same in Fargo, N.D.

Arts leaders from across the region came together to help articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with their work. Their insights are helping to inform the Foundation’s future work in Community Creativity.

bushCONNECT 2016 brought together more than 1,000 people and, for the first time, added a second day of programming to help participants build skills. The Bush Foundation partnered with more than 40 organizations to create a set of events designed to inspire, equip and connect leaders from across the region.