Saturday May 30th at 2:15pm
Not surprisingly, urban centers tend to hold the majority of resources both physically and creatively. With high populations critical mass is achieved and opportunities for collaboration, skill-sharing, and education are easy to find. This is almost always the opposite in rural areas where geographic sprawl is a tangible obstacle in addition to socio-economic constraints. Changing technology has helped to reduce these barriers, with social media and web-based communications allowing for greater connectivity among communities than ever before. This panel will explore how these changes have benefitted rural artists and arts organizations and how they have changed rural arts scenes, as well as different ways cultural innovators can increase their engagement through technology.