RESOURCES

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SHELTERFORCE: ARTISTS AS ORGANIZERS
Like any tool, creative placemaking can be used to build something shaky (development done without regard to the community around it, which can lead to displacement and contribute to inequity) or to build something solid (through a process that represents the community in which it is based, includes broad input, and contributes to equitable development.) Most of us are interested in the solid option. But how do we ensure that what we’re building is solid?



SOCIAL PRACTICES RESIDENCIES TOOLKIT
A living toolkit for social-practice residency programs including tips for artist residency directors and community partners, residency case studies and sample documents for residency programs.



TAMARACK FOUNDATION RESOURCE LIBRARY
Resources for artists including how to target your market, selling, branding, scholarships, and residensies. It also includes guides to grants & opportunities, awards, fellowships and open calls.



WHAT WE MADE
In What We Made, Tom Finkelpearl examines the activist, participatory, coauthored aesthetic experiences being created in contemporary art. In a series of fifteen conversations, artists comment on their experiences working cooperatively, joined at times by colleagues from related fields, including social policy, architecture, art history, urban planning, and new media. 



WORK OF ART: BUSINESS SKILLS FOR ARTISTS
Focused on the “Creative Exchange” section of Springboard’s website, which features a variety of downloadable toolkits, many of specific use to individual artists, rather than institutional resources. These resources can be used directly by anyone anywhere, but Springboard also offers a variety of street level artist training and support in Saint Paul Minnesota. You could learn a lot looking at how Springboard organizes its more hands on operations.



WORKING THROUGH GROWING PAINS IN ARTIST/COMMUNITY DEVELOPER COLLABORATION
At their roots, both the arts and community development amplify a people’s voice. And while this connection makes sense on paper, it can look a lot different in practice. Shelterforce shares three insights from our work together that speak to the promise, and peril, of such collaboration.