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A New Twist in Making a Better World

Here’s a fresh idea to stir some strategic creativity into the important yet sometimes daunting and draining work of making the world a better place– artist organizers. Just like it sounds, an artist organizer unites the imagination and inspiration needed to conjure art with the vision and dedication to social empowerment that characterize successful organizing campaigns.

Artist organizers have been matched with eight community groups in Minnesota thanks to a partnership between the Springboard for the Arts, the Twin Cities office of theLocal Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) and the City of St. Paul through Irrigate (an artist-led initiative in inner city neighborhoods that’s enlisted 600 community artists).