Here’s another reason to dread the coming winter: Organizers of the Art Shanty Project have announced they’re taking 2011 off, according to an announcement on the organization’s Web site:
As the Art Shanty Projects has expanded, we realize we are unwilling to coordinate a 2011 project with limited staff and board capacity. This break will also provide us with the time and space to begin our implementation of a strategic plan for healthy growth.
Second, this year we were awarded an Organizational Development Grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council which enabled us to work with consultant Anne Howden on intensive strategic planning. With Anne’s help we listened to our artists, audiences, funders, and the arts community to help us map out key goals for the coming years.
Artists build ice houses on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, invite the public to bundle up and visit each one over several weeks.