In the Spring of 2020, Dreamsland artists and neighbors will be developing the Central Area Graphic Arts Collective (CAGAC) through a partnership with CANDO and support from the MN State Arts Board. The goal of CAGAC is for Central Neighborhood artists and residents to develop skills in graphic arts and visual storytelling, self-publishing, and marketing.

Through this partnership, CANDO will expand their neighborhood Story-crafting, community engagement and organizing activities with a new creative platform that includes graphic arts and visual storytelling to illuminate concealed or underrepresented histories, experiences, and voices of Central Neighborhood residents.

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, this project is temporarily on hold and extended into 2021. Updates and workshop information will be uploaded accordingly.

Funding acknowledgement:

Michael Hoyt, in partnership with CANDO, is a fiscal year 2020 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment from the Arts.

Author: hapa9

My creative practice includes drawing, painting, graphic storytelling, network technology, public participation, and community land stewardship. I believe that art and creativity can serve as a critical catalyst for social and political change by engaging people in deliberative dialogue, illuminating concealed stories, building cross-sector platforms, and advancing agency and equity.

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