From the Field is Springboard for the Arts’ virtual conversation series that brings together artists who are reimagining the future of rural America. These artist-to-artist talks will explore rural-specific topics such as COVID response and recovery, equity and justice, food systems and agriculture, and more, through the lens of rural artists, culture bearers and makers.

In a time when rural communities are undergoing many transitions that require bold creativity and a multitude of perspectives, this series will help artists, culture workers and other rural practitioners connect and exchange ideas about creative community leadership, while creating an archive of the important questions (and possible answers) that will lead to more resilient, equitable and vibrant rural communities. This series is an extension of Springboard for the Arts’ Rural Arts and Culture Summit, which is a biennial gathering of rural artists and practitioners.

From the Field is on pause until Fall 2021. You can view previous episodes on our youtube playlist. Please stay tuned for upcoming events by joining our mailing list or following us on Facebook.

Don’t miss these other opportunities from our partners to connect with other rural arts and culture practitioners across the country!

Off the Clock / On the Clock: Digital Happy Hour and Learning Exchanges with Rural Arts and Culture Workers hosted by the Department of Public Transformation

High Visibility Podcast: On Location in Rural America and Indian Country presented by Art of the Rural and Plains Art Museum

Gather Round series: virtual events dedicated to advancing sustainable resilience and recovery for historically under-resourced communities, organizations and leaders. hosted by Arts Midwest