Springboard for the Arts moved out of Lowertown and left their free-to-use Artist C/Arts behind! The carts are housed in the basement of the Northern Warehouse building, and the program is still being managed by Eric Carranza, who lives in the building. The program is relatively "stable" for the moment, but has no structured ongoing funding source. I believe CRC is well positioned to find the program some funding.
Shevek McKee, 8/6/2020
How does this fit the CRC Mission?
Supporting the C/Art program would help enhance neighborhood vibrancy in the essential Lowertown Arts Community.
What are the first steps to take?
Gather previous funding information from Eric Carranza.
3 months with a motivated team.
Other organizations that might support this project?
Lowertown Future Fund, Councilmember Noecker, The M, Saint Paul Public Art, St. Paul Arts Collective, Springboard for the Arts
What community engagement do you think would be involved?
Discussion at regularly scheduled CRC meetings, Online Survey/Petition
Estimated project budget
Specific funding source idea?
I think Lowertown Future Fund is an obvious first ask. Possibly Downtown Alliance and their partners in the future.
Springboard C/Art Program website: https://springboardforthearts.org/c-art/
Eric has suggested the program may "soon" have its own independent website.