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Featured Forums
Q & A With Chris Osgood
Monday November 7, 2005, 7:00–8:30 PM : Long time artist advocate and man-about-town, Springboard''s Director of Artist Services Chris Osgood invites questions on-line. Lines of questioning might include topics as diverse as smashed guitars, broken hearts and sure-fire strategies for making a living as an artist in the 21st century.
1 / 52 Nov 30, 2005 12:55 PM
by: Jimmy longoria »
“Packaging” Myself – How to Get My Work Out There
Join for the ongoing discussion on marketing with Anne Hunter, Marketing and Communications Consultant and President, Marketing Source USA; Jim Poole, VP of Membership Marketing at James J. Hill Reference Library
12 / 44 Feb 5, 2006 6:15 PM
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Music Presenters
Join 7-8:30pm on Tuesday August 30 for an online discussion on presenting popular music with guest panelists Steve McClellan from First Avenue, Chris Osgood, Springboard for the Arts and The Suicide Commandos, and J.P. Renquist, Nor Shor.
1 / 69 Sep 1, 2005 7:38 PM
by: Ray Rolfe »
Arts Funding
Join representatives from The McKnight Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Monday July 25 7-830pm for a discussion about the present and future of arts funding.
1 / 120 Feb 5, 2006 6:17 PM
by: Jimmy longoria »
Arts Organizations in the Public Domain: Civic Engagement
On Wednesday June 29 at 7pm please join a panel of arts professionals in an online discussion starting with the question, "How do arts organizations, both large and community-based, operate in the public domain with integrity without becoming tools of business or political interests?"
1 / 125 Jan 31, 2006 6:30 PM
by: Jimmy longoria »
Is Dance an Important Art Form for the 21st Century?
Join a panel of dance and performance professionals 7pm on Thursday May 26th for a discussion on future of dance as art form.
1 / 53 Aug 11, 2005 3:16 PM
by: jaime longoria »
MN Dance Gathering
A ongoing discussion of issues and opportunities raised at the McKnight gathering for the dance community May 13.
33 / 83 Dec 20, 2005 9:40 PM
by: Derek Phillips »
The State of Words
Please join us Wednesday April 27, 7-8:30pm for a discussion on the current state of literature. Panelists include author Marya Hornbacher; University of Minnesota English professor Maria Damon; and Royal Roads professor of Applied Communications, Gilbert V. Wilkes.
1 / 110 Dec 14, 2005 8:32 PM
by: jaime longoria »
The Business of Art is partnering with the New York Foundation for the Arts to create a dialogue about the business of art.
6 / 176 Dec 14, 2005 8:16 PM
by: jaime longoria »
Responses to Dance
Welcome to the forum where we can discuss the dance articles that have been posted on
2 / 2 Mar 10, 2006 12:28 AM
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Responses to Visual Art
Welcome to the forum where we can discuss the visual arts articles that have been posted on
7 / 70 Nov 29, 2006 8:41 PM
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Responses to Theater
Welcome to the forum where we can discuss the theater articles that have been posted on
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Responses to Design & Craft
Welcome to the forum where we can discuss the articles on design, craft, and architecture that have been posted to
1 / 1 Oct 5, 2005 10:17 AM
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Responses to Literature
Welcome to the forum where we can discuss the articles on writing and literature that have been posted to
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Responses to Music
Welcome to the forum where we can discuss the music articles that have been posted on
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The Salon
A forum for the discussion of work and event listings. Post thoughts on work you've recently seen or want to discuss as well as upcoming gigs, events, or shows.
13 / 282 Nov 26, 2009 12:15 AM
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The Lounge
Take a break from the daily grind, introduce yourself, meet new people, and have some fun in's forum for socializing and trouble making.
68 / 5,225 Feb 9, 2007 2:18 AM
by: Ray Rolfe »
The Plaza
The central gathering place for discussing the Arts in the's online community. Raise questions about the Arts community, discuss methodologies, ask questions about, and find some inspiration.
75 / 3,105 Aug 18, 2008 4:32 PM
by: Asheville LocalYocal »
Economic Realities
Artists face a tough road making enough money to live their lives. Let's talk about how to make the most out of limited resources and find some ways to make sharing resources beneficial to everyone.
33 / 920 Jun 28, 2006 7:16 PM
by: Ray Rolfe »
Art & Civic Engagement
These forums are open to artists, arts organizations, and anyone interested in a conversation on how and if artists and cultural organizations are using their creative capacities to encourage and facilitate greater civic participation, and if interest is growing among civic leaders and community developers in employing the arts and humanities as civic agents.
2 / 155 Mar 3, 2006 8:22 AM
by: Jimmy longoria »
Information/Resource Center
The List - Spaces for Artists Across Minnesota
Available spaces for artists and arts friendly groups in the Twin Cities and beyond.
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by: Ann Swanson »
Post useful information for a specific discipline or for the community in general.
5 / 99 Feb 25, 2007 3:11 AM
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Classifieds/Want Ads
Advertise or ask for services and materials.
8 / 138 Mar 11, 2006 10:57 AM
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Advertise and request information about classes in this forum.
10 / 35 Jan 4, 2006 1:58 PM
by: Jimmy longoria »
Anything that does not fit above can go here. This forum also holds the remains of The Mart, the previous information forum.
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Past Features
These forums have previously been feature forums but still have some lively discussion happening and are not ready for archiving.
What is a Minnesota Artist? Symposium
On January 17, a group of artists, critics, and curators gathered at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to discuss the state of the art community. This forum is an outgrowth of that meeting. We hope it develops into a tool for organizing and instigating cooperative action in the art community.
5 / 152 Sep 28, 2005 2:39 AM
by: Ray Rolfe »
Immigrant Status
Intermedia Arts is presenting series of brown bag lunches in conjunction with their Immigrant Status show, Wednesdays noon-1pm through April 18. If you want to continue the discussion or you can't make the lunches, the conversation is here. Wednesdays at noon-1pm through April 18
4 / 33 Dec 14, 2005 8:21 PM
by: jaime longoria »
Art and Politics
On Thursday February 12 at 7pm, join Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Executive Director, Sheila Smith, and lobbyist, Lawrence Redmond, for an hour-long discussion in these forums about primary concerns for the arts in this year's legislative session. Start now by engaging with these important topics and get ready for Arts Advocacy Day, February 24, 2004.
3 / 109 Sep 29, 2005 9:40 PM
by: Ray Rolfe »
4 Questions for Art
An experiment in seeding a discussion about the needs of artists and the arts community.
5 / 79 Oct 30, 2005 3:38 PM
by: Jimmy longoria »
The Public Realm
FORECAST Public Artworks and are co-hosting a forum on public art in recognition of FORECAST's 25 year history.
5 / 56 Jul 29, 2005 6:55 PM
by: Ray Rolfe »
The Cost of Culture
In 1999, The McKnight Foundation surveyed the arts community about their financial reality. The results led to the development of These questions continue to be relevant. Have your say on these issues.
7 / 183 Oct 27, 2005 4:49 PM
by: Ray Rolfe »
MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Q&A
MN State Arts Board Executive Director Bob Booker and Program Officer Amy Frimpong will answer questions about Artist Initiative grant program applications in this forum Wednesday September 8th 7-8pm. Application deadline: September 15th.
2 / 121 Sep 13, 2005 4:34 PM
by: Ray Rolfe »
Book Club!
Walker Art Center's book club goes offline.
12 / 35 Nov 26, 2005 11:09 AM
by: Ray Rolfe »
Socially and Politically Conscious Art teams up with the National Association of Artists' Organizations (NAAO) to host a discussion on how art, social action, and politics intersect in artists' practices.
4 / 87 Aug 19, 2005 9:39 AM
by: Wilson Rohan »
Chicano Art
A forum for debating what is Chicano Art and who is practicing it.
9 / 684 Feb 13, 2006 10:37 PM
by: Ray Rolfe »
Legal Live
Join a panel of legal experts talking about the topics of Intellectual Property, the Arts, the Internet, and the places where these intersect, i.e. copyrights, contracts, licensing, partial use, etc. Thursday March 3, 6:30-8:30.
1 / 110 Aug 11, 2005 3:09 PM
by: jaime longoria »
The Art of Technology
Thursday, February 17 6:30 - 8:30pm Join a panel of experts to discuss ways technology can help further artistic careers. 
1 / 118 Sep 2, 2005 8:59 AM
by: James Michael Lawrence »
The Value of Art
Thursday January 27th at 7pm join economist Ann Markusen, University of Minnesota, art historian Robert Jensen, University of Kentucky, and Director of the Tweed Museum of Art Ken Bloom for an online discussion of the value of artists' work.
1 / 99 Nov 15, 2005 11:44 PM
by: Ray Rolfe »
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