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Rewind: Incorporating the Arts in Local Government Processes

Posted on April 23, 2020


Incorporating arts webinar

This webinar aired on April 22, 2020. 

Artists and local government leaders can work together to bring innovative and creative capacities to achieve civic goals, improve the workings of government, and benefit community residents.  But how can these same arts-based skills and strategies help city staff deal with times of crisis?

Nicole Crutchfield, Director of Planning and Development from the City of Fargo, ND, and project partner Rachel Asleson from Reach Partners, shared information about the Fargo Project and their work to develop arts-based strategies to address the challenges faced by the city’s stormwater management system. They also shared how efforts came to influence the way they manage projects, and how their experiences are now supporting their department’s approach to the COVID-19 crisis.

Key points from the webinar:

  • How arts and culture strategies can help develop skills that city staff need to adapt to quickly changing circumstances.

  • How team members can communicate about arts-based strategies and how they can be harnessed as adaptive strategies in changing circumstances.


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