ArtsLab announces new programs serving organizations across the Midwest

Apr. 06, 2015

ArtsLab is pleased to announce three new Peer Learning Communities beginning in spring of 2015: a North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa program; a Fargo-Moorhead program; and an orchestras program. Participants in these programs comprise forty small- to mid-sized arts nonprofits, who will participate in six and nine month leadership and strategy courses built around the theme of resilience and adaptability.

The courses, tailored to meet the needs of each of the three groups, will explore the concepts of relevancy in the marketplace, leadership development, financial and resource development models, and organizational infrastructure. 

The North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa Peer Learning Community will convene for an opening retreat in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in April. This will be the first time that ArtsLab has included organizations in South Dakota and Iowa, and we are thrilled to expand our reach to two more states in our region. The 19 organizations chosen to participate will be joined by representatives from the state arts agencies for the two intensive retreats and monthly webinars.

ArtsLab in Fargo will offer five day-long sessions focused on particular topics to 12 organizations in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. The Arts Partnership worked to bring ArtsLab to this community after completing a three-year ArtsLab course in 2011. We look forward to the first session in Moorhead in April 2015.

Orchestras 20/20 is ArtsLab’s first discipline-specific Peer Learning Community. Beginning in May 2015, eight small- to mid-sized Orchestras from Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota will participate in three intensive retreats led by regional and national orchestra leaders.  

Congratulations to the following organizations that were selected to participate:

North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa Peer Learning Community

  • Sisseton Arts Council
  • Sioux Falls Arts Council
  • Pierre Players
  • Aberdeen Area Arts Council
  • The Arts Center
  • ArtHaus, Inc
  • Arts North Dakota
  • Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts
  • Dakota West Arts Council
  • Hill City Area Arts Council
  • Iowa Arts Council
  • Grinnell Area Arts Council
  • Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance
  • Mathews Opera House
  • Nelson County Arts Council
  • North Dakota Council on the Arts
  • Orange City Arts Council
  • Public Space One
  • Riverside Theatre
  • South Dakota Arts Council
  • Three Rivers Arts Council
  • Village Arts

ArtsLab in Fargo

  • Act Up Theatre
  • The Arts Partnership
  • Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies
  • Fargo Moorhead Chamber Chorale
  • Fargo Moorhead Community Theater
  • Fargo Moorhead LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Fargo Moorhead Opera
  • Fargo Moorhead Visual Arts
  • Red River Dance and Performing Company
  • River City Literary Art Center
  • The Rourke
  • Theatre B

Orchestras 20/20

  • Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
  • Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra
  • Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
  • Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra
  • Mankato Symphony Orchestra
  • Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
  • Rochester Symphony Orchestra
  • St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra