LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – Sprout MN is seeking four artists, artist collaboratives or organizations to partner with to creatively share their art to the Central MN area. The selected artists may use any art form or medium to create their art cart project in a way that engages community. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace on March 23rd (10AM-3PM) to understand its mission and familiarize themselves with the work of Sprout MN.
The À la cARTe initiative allows artists to develop their art cart as an outlet for their art production, as a resource for engaging the community and as a differentiating factor and economic driver for their art business. Once chosen, the art cart will be owned by the selected artists, allowing them to bring their art to events and communities independently. This new project will also work in tandem with Sprout’s Mobile Market stops, providing additional community engagement activities and bringing a blend of local food and art opportunities to area residents.
Five Wings Arts Council and Region Five Development Commission will help facilitate the application process for artists to assist them in generating their ideas to paper. A key goal of the project is to elevate the skills and insights of area artists, which are more uniquely equipped to infuse creativity into community engagement strategies. This program is open to all artists and art mediums and works to cultivate business skills to support artist’s work by providing connections to resources. Visit sproutmn.com/mobilemarket for more details and the application process. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2019.
This project is supported in part by the McKnight Foundation, Otto Bremer Trust, and Lakewood Health Systems and is led by partnerships with Sprout, Five Wings Arts Council, Region Five Development Commission and other community partners.