From the NY Times: Increasing Exposure for Native Artists

For generations, indigenous voices have been stifled. One artist residency is working to change that.

| Ms. Red Star, an Apsaalooke (Crow) artist who has done the residency twice, said the institute dismantles the “othering” of Native art. “They have the right mission of really promoting Native artists as contemporary artists and not as this silo.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/arts/crows-shadow-institute-native-american-art.html?fbclid=IwAR13H0AlzkFXRY-YYCNkB4-Gtf4qOBAuCuXO9MIs7pTU1q2_EnF63xsMz6g

The Creative Sector: A Proven Economic Catalyst for Rural America

The Kaddatz Galleries is located in Fergus Falls, a town of just under 14,000 people in rural MN. Fergus Falls has seen first-hand that the arts are a huge economic player, despite popular narratives to the contrary.

From The National Governors Association (NGA), the collective voice of the nation's governors, on Medium.com:

https://medium.com/nga-economic-opportunity/a-proven-economic-catalyst-for-rural-america-the-creative-sector-94135e9bfa15

Arts Sector Contributed $763.6 Billion to U.S. Economy—More Than Agriculture or Transportation, New Data Shows

Here’s an article that was making the rounds Spring of 2019:

Arts Sector Contributed $763.6 Billion to U.S. Economy—More Than Agriculture or Transportation, New Data Shows

Link to article by Isaac Kaplan for artsy.net, March 2019: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-arts-sector-contributed-7636-billion-economy-agriculture-transportation?fbclid=IwAR01f_1Iyjz_7Mc17AlFA6CCLUZPpMfIHeNLd4h8irWg8sVDvOk-pbq4GmU