Fergus Falls Office

Calling all artists, creators, and community enthusiasts! Are you longing to immerse yourself in a vibrant arts scene, collaborate with passionate individuals, and make a real impact? Look no further than the Falls Community Arts Exchange, your gateway to the dynamic artistic landscape of Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Stewarded by Springboard for the Arts, this unique program offers two distinct tracks to cultivate your artistic journey and connect with the soul of Fergus Falls:

  1. Artist Track: Create, Learn, and Collaborate

This immersive experience is designed for individual artists seeking a deep dive into rural creative ecosystems. Imagine spending four enriching weeks in Fergus Falls, receiving a $4,500 stipend, and collaborating on a meaningful project with a local organization. You will be paired with a dedicated host, receive expert coaching from Springboard staff, and forge connections with fellow artists. This is your chance to:

  • Spark impactful change:Create a lasting project that addresses social and economic issues relevant to rural communities.
  • Sharpen your skills:Refine your craft in a supportive environment with access to dedicated studio space tailored to your needs.
  • Forge meaningful connections:Immerse yourself in the local community, collaborate with passionate individuals, and build lasting relationships.
  • Boost your career:Benefit from personalized coaching, storytelling support to document your project, and a travel/caregiver stipend.
  1. Individual Track: Experience, Connect, and Learn (Coming Soon!)

Stay tuned for this exciting program launching later in 2024, offering a self-designed exchange for individuals of all backgrounds. Choose your own dates, explore a curated menu of creative experiences, and gain firsthand insights into the Fergus Falls arts scene.

Who should apply?

If you are an artist, creative, culture bearer, or community leader driven by using your talents to spark positive change in rural communities, then the Falls Community Arts Exchange is calling you! We particularly welcome individuals with experience collaborating in rural settings and a passion for starting small to create lasting impact.


Ready to unleash your creativity and leave a lasting mark in Fergus Falls? Applications for the Artist Track are open until March 21, 2024. Visit the Springboard for the Arts website to learn more and apply. Do not miss this chance to embark on a transformative journey and become part of the vibrant artistic tapestry of Fergus Falls!

Website: https://springboardforthearts.org/falls-community-arts-exchange/