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Jan. 31, 2014

Intermedia Arts receives major funding from the Kresge Foundation for exciting arts partnership with the City


WHAT:             Mayor Betsy Hodges, former Mayor R.T. Rybak, and Theresa Sweetland and Andrea Jenkins from Intermedia Arts will be joined by local artists to announce a major grant award from the Kresge Foundation that will fund a three-year Creative Citymaking collaboration between Intermedia Arts and the City.

                        VISUALS: As part of the event, the mayors, artists, and others will take part in activities in the This is our City! interactive gallery exhibit, which was created as part of the 2013 Creative Citymaking pilot program. The exhibit includes a mobile tracing unit that allows participants to trace the cityscape, with a focus on historic preservation, as well as a foot-level camera device that can be wheeled around the exhibit to get a unique perspective on the pedestrian experience in the city.

WHEN:             1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

WHERE:           Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S.

MORE:             This grant follows a successful pilot Creative Citymaking partnership in 2103 between Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis’ Long Range Planning Division and its Arts, Culture and Creative Economy program. The results from this first year of the partnership are currently on display through March 8 in This is our City!, an interactive gallery exhibit at Intermedia Arts.

                        Using funding from the Kresge Foundation, over the next three years, Creative Citymaking will apply what was learned in 2013 about the roles artists can play as innovative collaborators in city government, integrating artists into the operations of up to five City of Minneapolis departments.


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Published Jan 31, 2014



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