March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Demonstrations: Description

Online model for supporting artists and arts organizations

Kathleen Kvern, Walker Art Center, USA

The mission of, a project of the McKnight Foundation and the Walker Art Center, is to improve the lives of Minnesota artists, and provide access to and engagement with Minnesota's arts culture.

Over the past five years, this goal has been realized through continual site enhancements, strategic marketing collaborations, and on- and off-line programming connecting local artists in all disciplines with arts enthusiasts in Minnesota and beyond.

Today, is the primary online resource for Minnesota artists and audiences, bringing them together in innovative ways and is an example of how new technology and the web can be a successful community engagement tool. is a vibrant resource for an online community that is active, largely self-directed, and growing. The innovative site is an online model for supporting artists and arts organizations.

Demonstration: Demonstrations [Close-Up]

Keywords: community, engagement, resource, artists, arts organizations