What is Ready Go?
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.
If you would like to download a one-pager that contains a short description basic pricing info for each Ready Go project, click here!
The Twin Cities has many community-invested organizations, such as neighborhood organizations, non-profits and businesses 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
*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.
Ready Go is a project of Springboard for the Arts and is supported by: