Plains Art Museum | Bush Prize for Community Innovation 2016

“We are interested in how useful an art museum can be in a community–especially people who are marginalized. What can art do to be part of the solutions for problems?” -Andrew J. Maus, Director and CEO – Plains Art Museum The Plains Art Museum isn’t exactly a “traditional” museum. It’s a dynamic and creative space…

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Men As Peacemakers | Bush Prize for Community Innovation 2016

“The mission of Men As Peacemakers is to engage individuals and communities in innovative strategies that promote equality, repair harm, and prevent violence against women in children.” -Sarah Curtiss, Program Director – Men As Peacemakers Men As Peacemakers (MAP) is on a mission to end violence against women and children. Through a diverse array of…

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South Dakota Symphony Orchestra | Bush Prize for Community Innovation 2016

“How do we use this amazing thing that we call music…this amazing that we call the orchestra…to serve this city, state, and region?” -Jennifer Boomgaarden, Executive Director – South Dakota Symphony Orchestra The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is more than just an orchestra. It’s also a driving force for community engagement and development. Two of…

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