Ready Go is a new resource from Springboard for the Arts that connects neighborhoods, non-profits, businesses and individuals to artist-created, mobile tools that are purpose-built to pique curiosity and prompt interaction. Ready Go functions as a mechanism (think Equipment Rental or Etsy) that allows artists to offer proven, existing tools for hire.
The Twin Cities has many community-invested organizations, such as neighborhood organizations, non-profits and local businesses, that are seeking new and creative ways to interact with their communities, employees and customers.
Simultaneously, artists are working more and more on creating tools* that bring people together in conversation and participation. These tools generally:
- Are mobile
- Are participatory
- Attract people
- Are purpose built to pique curiosity and prompt interaction
Through Ready Go, these artist tools are now available to rent! Browse the site now to bring an artist to your next event.
*What do we mean by tools?
In a literal sense of the word tool, we mean an object that is used to carry out a particular function. In this instance the function is to serve as a focal point that attracts people and then prompts conversation, participation and interaction. It is more than a tote filled with supplies or materials, we mean a specific physical object that one could point to and recognize as being essential to the purpose.