The YES! House is a radically welcoming creative community gathering space that is utilizing an artist-led creative community design + build process to engage residents in each step of the renovation process.
The Granite Falls City Artist in Residence program embeds artists in the civic realm to engage more residents in City processes and initiatives. Both programs are designed and evaluated as models for future small towns to adapt.
Embracing artist-led processes for community engagement, economic development and civic participation for a more equitable and welcoming community.
HUMAN CAPITAL | DEMOCRACY
Building up local people power to get more involved in shaping the future of their community.
Into the future
More communities of this size learn from and utilize these kinds of initiatives to create more welcoming and inclusive rural places to live and work.