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Creative Community Leadership Institute

Creative Community Leadership Institute (CCLI)

Plains Art Museum is proud to be a part of a tri-organizational leadership structure of the Creative Community Leadership Institute (CCLI), along with Racing Magpie (Rapid City, SD) and Springboard for the Arts (St. Paul & Fergus Falls, MN). CCLI is an intensive, in-person, cohort-based training program for creative placemakers, artists, culture bearers, and other leaders interested in creative community building. The CCLI experience can be transformational in perspective, connections made, and within the communities impacted. Outcomes for CCLI participants include: gaining more knowledge about the role of art and culture in problem solving, building skills to be able to effectively integrate art and culture into problem solving, leadership growth, and gained networks of cross-sector peers.

There are currently 230 CCLI / ICCD alumni across Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota including practicing artists, elected officials, community leaders, business leaders, government officials, people working in philanthropy, academics and many others. Participation in CCLI is free of charge to those selected through a rigorous application and selection process. CCLI is made possible through generous support from the Bush Foundation.

Apply to Creative Community Leadership Institute!

Plains Art Museum, Racing Magpie, and Springboard for the Arts are thrilled to announce the relaunch of Creative Community Leadership Institute (CCLI). CCLI is designed to support and challenge participants to be stronger leaders to make meaningful change that positively impacts community. If you work— or are interested in working— at the intersection of arts, culture, community, and community building/development, continue reading and apply!

In 2020, CCLI will host three cohorts, one each in St. Cloud, MN; Fargo, ND; and Rapid City, SD. Cohorts will meet in person three times over five months from spring to fall. This year, the Rapid City, SD cohort will be limited to enrolled tribal members and people who live or work directly in Native communities.