Arts Council launches Arts Across the Prairie program
By Neal A. Shipman
The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) proudly announces Arts Across the Prairie: Placemaking in Rural North Dakota, a first-of-its-kind, statewide public art program. This program will unite North Dakota’s eight regions by celebrating the shared history, culture, and heritage through the creation of art installations in eight rural settings. Furthermore, as a community-driven initiative, it aims to promote civic pride, affirm distinctiveness of place, and strengthen cultural identity. Arts Across the Prairie will create public-private partnerships throughout the state and provide a national model for this type of creative placekeeping.