🪩 Rural 🪩 Futures 🪩  Portal  

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If you’ve landed in this portal, it’s because we  shared time together at the Rural Futures Summit. Use this website as your teleporter, to bring you into community with your rural neighbors through songs, books, readings, ideas, offerings, photos, and more.

What song would you play?

Collaboratively generated playlist of songs to share with one another every day.
Rural Futures Mixtape  

Apple Music

What book would you bring?

Collaboratively generated curriculum of books and readings for the future.
Rural Futures Library

Purchase via Bookshop

Time Capsule & Teleporter

Feelings, phrases, conversations, identities, geographies, pictures, symbols, wishes, fragments, and fortunes from the Rural Futures Summit come together in this conversational deck of cards for creative community use. All summit participants should recieve this memento via good ole USPS.

Rural Futures Divination Deck
Coming to your mailbox in September!

Order a copy for a friend

Rural Futures Summit
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
June 14-16, 2023

Creative Documentation
by Hi-Vis Agency

The Rural Futures Summit brought together rural artists, organizers, activists, community members, and neighbors for three days of exchange and collaboration.

The gathering celebrated the ideas and work of Springboard’s Rural Regenerator Fellows, while expanding this peer network of learning and ideas to other rural creative changemakers in the Upper Midwest. Participants developed regional collaborations and solidarity around rural-specific challenges and opportunities, and to amplified and celebrated the contributions of rural artists in creating and imagining a more just and equitable world.

Springboard for the Arts
The Builder’s Initiative
Community of Fergus Falls, Minnesota
  • Rural Regenerator Cohort I
    Alice M McGary, Amber Hansen,  Annie Hough, Bethany Lacktorin, Talon Bazille, Mai'a Williams, Molly Hassler, J Erin Hutchinson, Inkpa Mani , Sandra Kern Mollman, Elisha Marin 
  • Rural Regenerator Cohort II 
    Penny Kagigebi,  Wicanhpi Iyotan Win Autumn Cavender, Melissa Wray, Lyle Miller Sr, Awanigiizhik Bruce,  Siricasso Garcia, Rufus Jupiter, Nancy XiáoRong Valentine, Eliza Blue 
& their friends, family, collaborators, neighbors, and loved ones.

Mary Welcome and Kelly Gregory of Hi-Vis Agency in collaboration with artist and designer Nicole Lavelle

We are committed to making visible the undercurrents and overtures of the working world around us. Our projects live at the intersection of creative production and social engagement, building futures from neighbor-to-neighbor dialogue, civic sharing, and bright-eyed perspectives.


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