Accomplishments

Since our inception in the fall of 2013, ArtRoot has:

  • Formalized a vision statement for ArtRoot and the Racine arts community.
  • Created a list of short, medium, and long term tactics to realize the vision.
  • Initiated biannual ArtsMixers to enhance networking opportunities among Racine’s artists, arts professionals and arts advocates. Read more about the ArtsMixers at http://artrootracine.org/artsmixers/.
  • Worked with the Racine Arts Council to establish a Local Authors’ Lounge at the Racine Arts Council where poetry, fiction and art books featuring local writers and artists are showcased and available for purchase.
  • Developed a Writer-in-Residence program for local writers at the Racine Arts Council. Two writers are selected each year as residents for 6 months.  Writers-in-residence are provided with a stipend and work space at the RAC’s office and gallery in downtown Racine.
  • Collaborated with Visioning a Greater Racine to organize a visioning session for Racine’s arts community.  Over 50 artists, arts supporters, and representatives of local arts organizations attended the November 21, 2016 session held at the Racine Public Library.
  • Created a Facebook page to post information about art events and opportunities around town with the goal of fostering a diverse, engaged and interconnected community.
  • Compiled a comprehensive Resources Guide for creatives in our area.  The guide, published on our website, includes information on funding, exhibition opportunities, residencies, work spaces and much more.