Artists on Main Street

2021 Artists on Main Street

 

Creative Placemaking Workshop

Monday, August 30  |  5:30 – 8:30 pm  |  Mainspace (13 1/2 E Divide)

 

Whether you practice traditional arts or just have a creative idea, this free Creative Placemaking Workshop is for you! Create vibrancy downtown, add life to vacant buildings, or tell stories to listening ears. Use your talents and out-of-the-box thinking to make an impact on downtown Bowman. Artists, creatives, and makers of any level or discipline are invited to join us for a free training on placemaking and the Artists on Main Street Program!

 

ARTISTS MUST ATTEND THE CREATIVE PLACEMAKING WORKSHOP IN ORDER TO SUBMIT A PROJECT FOR THE ARTISTS ON MAIN STREET PROGRAM AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING.

 

Who Should Attend?

Whether you consider yourself an artist or not, we know you have creative ideas and we want to help you make them a reality. So who should attend? Anyone who wants to share in creativity to help bring about improvements downtown.

  • Painters
  • Drawers
  • Welders
  • Woodworkers
  • Gardeners
  • Sculptors
  • Musicians
  • Storytellers
  • Everyone (we all have creativity in our bones)

 

Benefits

  • Project support of up to $1,000 per project
  • Free training on creative placemaking
  • Free meal
  • Connect with other local artists
  •  Enact positive change in your downtown district

 

Eligibility

  • In order to apply for funding from the Artists on Main program, you must attend the Creative Placemaking Workshop on August 30, 2021
  • Anyone 17 years or younger may apply, but must have an adult (18+) willing to assume responsibility

 

RSVP

Please let us know you are planning on attending so we can have enough materials and food for everyone!

RSVP at bit.ly/3zGPGIP

 

Tentative Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Artists on Main Street Overview
  3. Community Challenges & Goals – Guest Speaker
  4. Creative Placemaking Examples (examples and stories from other communities)
  5. Observation Tour Activity (please be prepared to be outside for 20-30 minutes)
  6. Project Visioning
  7. Proposal Process and Next Steps

 

Join us on Monday, August 30 for a creative placemaking workshop to bring more out to Bowman’s Main Street. During this workshop, the facilitators from Springboard and Rethos will focus on the collective ideas and intelligence that is already in the room. They will help draw out the vision and creativity already present in the group, help connect dots and turn ideas into action, and to have honest conversations about what is missing. This will be done through a combination of sharing practical knowledge in presentations, facilitating fun and playful group activites and discussions, and more.

 

Check back often for more information!

 

 

 

About the Program

Artists on Main Street is being offered in North Dakota for the first time through a partnership between North Dakota Department of Commerce, Springboard for the Arts, and Rethos: Places Reimagined. The purpose of the program is to develop an example for rural community development as it relates to arts and culture, downtwon revitalization, and historic preservation. The accelerated program offers technical assistance and funding to develop artist-led projects that help make main streets active, welcoming and vibrant, and engages residetns of all ages in conversation about the community’s past and future.

 

The program’s goals are to lift up and support two types of local placemaking leaders:

  1. That of local rural community and economic development leaders who are interested in collaborating with their creative community
  2. That of local individual artists who are interested in using their creative skills to help strengthen their community

Contact

CONTACT

13 1/2 E Divide
PO Box 1143

Bowman, ND 58623
(701) 523-5880

brooklyn@bowmannd.com

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday

8am – 5pm MT

(Closed on legal holidays)