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Resource Roundup: April 2021

Scenario planning support, a racial equity resource directory, collaboration training, and a new nationwide opportunity for jazz artists. It’s all part of this month’s resource roundup.

Photo: InDrone shot of UW-Stout Students from the Outro Carnaval Video.png. Photo courtesy of UW-Stout, captured by Jared Doran.


Webinars + Trainings

Exploration: How to Use Scenario Planning to Make Strategic Decisions
Thursday, April 29 from Noon-1:30pm Central | Register
Learn how to rebuild and reimagine through scenario planning with Julie Koo of the nonprofit management consulting firm TDC. Explore how to weigh strategy with financials, ask questions of an expert, and walk away with a framework.

Art-Train: National Training + Technical Assistance Program
Starts May 11, repeats every two weeks | Register
Significant relief and recovery dollars are now available in every state and locality across the country. Art-Train is here to help artists and organizations access these resources and develop cross-sector, equity-centered, locally-rooted, and culture-based collaborations.

South Dakota Arts Leadership Institute 2021
Monday, May 17 – Wednesday, May 26 | Register
This virtual institute for South Dakota arts organizations will provide multi-day deep dives into effective, efficient, and equitable non-profit structures, with hands-on support from dynamic trainers.



Minnesota Racial Equity Resource Directory | Learn More
A searchable directory of Minnesota racial equity programs and training providers that can help your organization combat racism and increase cultural competence.



(Nationwide) Jazz Road Creative Residencies
Applications Due July 1 | Learn More
Through Jazz Road Creative Residencies, jazz artists can apply for grants of $5,000-$40,000 to develop a personalized residency and further explore their artform.

(Upper Midwest) GIG Fund
Applications Due May 3 | Learn More
The Arts Midwest GIG (Grow, Invest, Gather) Fund is designed to provide support to Midwestern arts and culture organizations as they re-build and re-imagine during the continued uncertainty caused by COVID-19. Grants of $2,500 can cover costs associated with engaging artists in safe community experiences or capacity building work.

(Upper Midwest) Rural Regenerator Fellowship
Applications Due June 11 | Learn More
The Rural Regenerator Fellowship will facilitate long-term learning and exchange across rural geographies and provide financial support to rural artists, creatives, organizers, and leaders. Fellows will receive a flexible $10,000 stipend.

(Iowa) Arts & Culture Resilience Grant
Applications Due May 3 | Learn More
Iowa Nonprofit Cultural, Humanities, or Arts Organizations: Apply for $2,500 – $10,000 to undertake activities that expand organizational capacity, increase financial stability, promote equity and inclusion, and enhance programmatic offerings.


Creative Inspiration

Survival of the Kindest: The Pangea World Theatre | Listen
Minneapolis-based Pangea World Theater is currently part of the Community Creativity Cohort. Hear how co-founders Dipankar Mukherjee and Meena Natarajan center community and widen what theater means, asking how it can be sacred, healing, educational, and accessible for everyone.