Learn about the Speakers

(Additional speakers will be added; list as of 9/15/16) 

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Kelley Lindquist

President, Artspace
Welcome 

Carlton Turner

Executive Director, Alternate ROOTS
Keynote Speaker

JR Russ

JR Russ

Resident Artist, Brookland Artspace Lofts
Artist as Advocate 

Tabatha Mudra

Tabatha Mudra

Resident Artist, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts
Live in Your Passion, Thrive in a Unit 

Osh Ghanimah

Osh Ghanimah

Resident Artist, El Barrio's Artspace PS109
America is About to Have Its Tevye Moment 

Greg Handberg

Greg Handberg

Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Rolling Out the Arts in Rural America 

Joseph Marion

Joseph Marion

Executive Director, Turtle Mountain Tribal Arts Association
Rolling Out the Arts in Rural America 

Rebecca Lynn Petersen

Rebecca Lynn Petersen

Executive Director, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
Rolling Out the Arts in Rural America

Gus Yellowhair

Warren Gus Yellowhair

Artist, Lakota Cultural Bearer
Rolling Out the Arts in Rural America 

Arleta Little

Arleta Little

Program Officer, McKnight Foundation
Thriving: A Conversation with Twin Cities Artists of Color 

Carolyn  Holbrook

Carolyn Holbrook

Writer
Thriving: A Conversation with Twin Cities Artists of Color 

Tish Jones

Founder & Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks
Thriving: A Conversation with Twin Cities Artists of Color 

Alberto Justiniano

Alberto Justiniano

Artistic Director, Teatro del Pueblo
Thriving: A Conversation with Twin Cities Artists of Color 

Dipankar Mukherjee

Dipankar Mukherjee

Artistic Director, Pangea World Theater
Thriving: A Conversation with Twin Cities Artists of Color 

Bao Phi

Poet
Thriving: A Conversation with Twin Cities Artists of Color 

Rosy Simas

Rosy Simas

Performer and Experimental Dance Maker
Thriving: A Conversation with Twin Cities Artists of Color 

Sue Gens

Sue Gens

Executive Director, Minnesota State Arts Board
Thinking Big: How Colorado and Minnesota Have Transformed Art Investments at the State Level 

Heidi Zimmer

Heidi Zimmer

Senior Vice President of Property Development, Artspace
Race and Space: Building with Inclusive Planning, Equitable Outcomes
 

Gretchen McLennon

Gretchen Wollert McLennon

Program Director for Authentic Assets and Communications, Hyde Family Foundations
Race and Space: Building with Inclusive Planning, Equitable Outcomes
 

Linda Steele

Linda Steele

Chief Engagement Officer, ArtsMemphis
Race and Space: Building with Inclusive Planning, Equitable Outcomes 

Tio Aiken

Tio Aiken

Writer
Lowertown for the Long Haul: What Happens When Economic Development Comes to an Artist Community 

Rebecca Knoecker

Rebecca Noecker

St. Paul City Council Member
Lowertown for the Long Haul: What Happens When Economic Development Comes to an Artist Community 

Sara Remke

Sara Remke

Owner, Black Dog Cafe
Lowertown for the Long Haul: What Happens When Economic Development Comes to an Artist Community 

Ideas & Insights

The Artist Impact: An Artspace National Story Series

This series of articles in The Line tell artists' stories, share the impact of artists on their diverse communities, and delve into the importance of artist live/work housing in fostering stability, vitality and creativity in urban and rural areas across the United States.

Watch the Livestream Award Show

Join the party! This year, for the annual Artspace Award show, we have a special live from the “red carpet” pre-show, complete with interviews, arrivals, videos, and the full award ceremony.