1. Rural Arts & Culture Summit Survey

 
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A group of arts leaders in West Central Minnesota are planning a new gathering for artists, arts and culture organizations and enthusiastic supporters of arts and culture in the Upper Midwest on Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11 in Fergus Fall, Minnesota. The name for this gathering is "Rural Arts & Culture Summit 2011 -- Building Cultural Capital by Connecting Rural Arts, Culture and Heritage through Education, Exchange, Critical Dialogue and Celebration."

The purpose of the gathering is to provide a variety of opportunities for people to come together and network, participate in learning experiences, and immerse themselves in the arts. Please take a moment to provide us feedback on what you would value in such a gathering. Thank you in advance for your thoughts as we plan this first-ever Rural Arts Summit!

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* 1. Please rate how important it is to you to have the following addressed at the gathering:

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Marketing In Rural Communities
Networking Opportunities (social networking and how to best use new technology as a tool for networking)
Building Collaborations (how do the arts bring communities together; cultural inclusiveness; removing obstacles/barriers/boundaries to participation; how to work effectively with schools)
Building Rural Leaders Of All Ages (avoiding burn-out; how to effectively run a gallery/art organization in a rural area; how do we engage more people in what we’re doing)
Celebrating The Arts (participating in hands-on demonstrations/arts activities/performances)
Resources for Artists in Rural Communities
Fundraising (grant writing, Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment opportunities)
Measuring The Impact/Outcomes of Arts Programming

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* 2. Please rate how you value the following suggested specialized tracks:

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Individual Artists
Non-profit Arts Administration
Building Networks
Arts Advocacy
Educators
Audience Development/Promotion
Funding/Development

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* 3. Is this Summit a good idea and would you attend?

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* 4. What are the top 3 things you would most like to gain from attending the Summit (i.e. new connections, learnings, etc)? Please be as specific as possible to help us create a valuable experience for all of us.

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* 5. Please select the group(s) you represent:

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* 6. Would you like to be part of the planning process for the first "Rural Arts & Culture Summit"? If so, please fill out the contact information below.

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* 7. If you are interested in being a presenter or conducting a workshop at the Summit, please provide us with information on what you have to offer. (Be sure to at least provide an email address here so we can contact you!)

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* 8. If you are interested in having a booth to display information about your organization or an area for selling your art or other items, please let us know what you have to offer.

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* 9. What else do we need to know? Please share any other thoughts that you might have.

Thank you for your time and input!

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