Cultivate Arts: Culture, Community, Commerce

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Cultivate Arts

Cultivate Arts: Culture, Community, and Commerce is a collaborative effort to activate spaces, build connections, celebrate diversity, and promote opportunity through local artist-led creative placemaking projects in the Bottineau Corridor.

2022 Cultivate activities

Cultivate is back in 2022, working with local artists to creatively engage communities to inform planning for the Blue Line Extension. Look for artist lead projects in your community this summer, and keep an eye on project communications and Cultivate news and updates.

Cultivate Arts

Cultivate Arts: Culture, Community, and Commerce is a collaborative effort to activate spaces, build connections, celebrate diversity, and promote opportunity through local artist-led creative placemaking projects in the Bottineau Corridor.

2022 Cultivate activities

Cultivate is back in 2022, working with local artists to creatively engage communities to inform planning for the Blue Line Extension. Look for artist lead projects in your community this summer, and keep an eye on project communications and Cultivate news and updates.

  • Planned Cultivate Arts events and activities - summer and fall 2022

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    As the summer progresses we are excited about all sorts of Cultivate Arts events and activities happening in a variety communities throughout the Blue Line Extension corridor. Stay updated and keep an eye on the "Key Dates" tab on the righthand side of this page to find the days, times and locations of the various upcoming Cultivate Arts opportunities!

    For more information about the events and artists, click here.

  • EXTENDED: Call for arts engagement proposals due June 13

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    Hennepin County is seeking proposals for arts engagement activities along the Blue Line Extension route in Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Robbinsdale, and Minneapolis.


    Timeline

    To allow for additional time to submit proposals, the deadline for submissions has been extended to June 13, and the below timeline has been adjusted accordingly.

    Month

    Task/Activity

    April-May

      • May 25th Issue artistic services solicitation letter
    • May 31st Information session

    June

      • June 13th Proposal due
      • June 14th Selection Panel chooses artistic services
      • June 16th Notify artists
      • June 24th Finalize Offer to Perform Service agreements with selected artists
      • Establish tracking documents for agreements, scheduling, and outcomes

    July - October

    • July 1st – October 31st Conduct arts engagement activities

    November

    • Cultivate project staff will summarize findings and make recommendations for long term arts planning, station area planning, arts economy assessment


  • 2018-2019 Cultivate Bottineau highlights

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    Previously supported by the McKnight Foundation, Cultivate Bottineau was a previous iteration of Cultivate Arts 2022 coordinated by Hennepin County Bottineau Community Works and Springboard for the Arts in partnership with the cities of Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park, and other community partners from January 2018 to October 2019.

    • Over 200 local artists were engaged, from a few hours at an information session or an art activity, to over dozens of hours to create a large commission.
    • The nearly 50 lead artists worked with another 50 artists.
    • Over 50% of the lead artists are artists of color.
    • Nearly 50 collaborators worked with local artists.
    • Over 4800 community members attended, participated in, or encountered a local artist-led project activity. This does not include people who view permanent projects (installations, murals) as they pass by.

    Read the full report (PDF)

    View the one-page summary (PDF)

Page last updated: 01 Feb 2023, 09:13 AM