The way it was explained to me: Cinema Revolution can’t afford to pay rent, but has an army of volunteers. Intermedia Arts owns their building, but can’t afford to staff it. Put the two together and voilà: CR gets a building and IA gets a staff.
Arts and other non-profit organizations take note, this is what innovation looks like. Bravo and good luck!
“Minneapolis is a city in the Midwestern United States, known for its high rate of literacy and racially tolerant atmosphere. In many respects it is the ideal American city, where coexisting cultures thrive, and in turn breed successive generations of even more creative, talented inhabitants. “Minneapolis” considers the implications of Minneapolis, its legacy and impact on everyone who has never been there.”—
A press release for a group exhibition presented by Javier Peres in Los Angeles, CA. The show is titled, simply, “Minneapolis.” It runs from July 2 to August 29, 2009 and contains, we are led to believe, a five-dollar bill taped to a wall.
Murray, who co-owns the minor league St. Paul Saints with Mike Veeck, strolled into City Hall on Wednesday to lobby for a new stadium — and $25 million in public funding — in Lowertown.
As he walked later along St. Peter Street, Murray pointed to the downtown facades, noting, “This is too handsome of a city to just be maintained. That energy that the ballpark has when the Saints play, that would really make this downtown pop. It would bring it to life.”
Goddamnit why was I not told that Bill Murray was litterally blocks from where I work yesterday. FML. FML. FML.
“Many Minneapolis/St. Paul area artistic and cultural resources are endangered in the current economic crisis. Already operating on a shoestring budget, small to mid-sized and community-based groups may have no choice but to lay off staff. Good people with specialized arts abilities find themselves seeking freelance work or moving into other sectors or communities. However, there is an opportunity in this upheaval and reshuffling of the political and economic order to try a new arts production model.”—Arts producer and collaborator Kathleen Maloney launches the New Bohemian Flats Production Co-op and creates a new legal entity in the process. The State of Minnesota now recognizes the 308B Cooperative Association.