This resource is meant as a guide for an artist-led process that uses deep community involvement
to reimagine a meaningful future for available space in small towns and rural communities. It
is a collaboration between the Department of Public Transformation, Southwest Minnesota
Housing Partnership, Homeboat, the Community Assistantship Program at University of
Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA - CAP), and University of Minnesota
Extension’s Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (SWRSDP), along with
a vital network of local, regional, and national artists.
This resource guide was developed by the Department of Public Transformation and compiled
and designed by Meghna Subba at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with text contributed
by Lauren Carlson. Research and contributions by Felicia Galvin and Zoua Vou through the
Regional Development Partnership and the Center for Small Towns.
Prepared in partnership with Department of Public Transformation by the Community Assistantship Program (CAP), which is administered by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
Creative Community Development: A Resource Guide for Artist-led Development of Vacant Spaces in Southwest MN.
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