What is the impact of art in your community?
The challenges facing America are immense…and the solutions will involve art.
MicroFest USA: Revitalize, Reconnect, Renew is a look at America and the role that art and artists play in creating healthy, vibrant communities. Part festival, part think-tank, the MicroFests are galvanizing local and national artists/activists/thinkers around placemaking efforts, while creating opportunities for learning exchange and inspiring new models across the United States.
|Detroit:||August 17-19, 2012|
|Harlan, KY/Knoxville, TN:||October 25-28, 2012|
|New Orleans:||January 17-20, 2013|
|Honolulu (National Summit):||June 13-18, 2013|
The MicroFests are designed as multi-disciplinary events. Programming will include:
Events will take place out in these communities – not in rooms talking about community.
The goals of MicroFest USA are to:
NET is partnering with Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts that works to make the arts an integral part of solutions to the challenges of communities. Photos and a mixtape plus documentary essays are now available from Detroit. Essays from the KY/TN MicroFest are also available. You'll find them all here.
For more information, contact Ashley Sparks, MicroFest USA Event Coordinator.