Northern Lights founder profiled


Northern Lights is in the U of M news recently with a profile of director Steve Dietz:

Dietz’s current project is called Northern Lights: a roving, collaborative, interactive media-oriented art agency. “There are some exceptional artists here,” he says, “and there are some strong programs at MCAD and the U; but there isn’t the strong environment of support that you get in San Francisco and New York.” This is one of the reasons that Northern Lights includes a program called Art(ists) on the Verge (AOV), a two-track fellowship and mentoring program for Minnesota-based, emerging artists working experimentally at the intersection of art and technology, with a focus on practices that are social, collaborative and/or participatory. AOV is a partnership project between Northern Lights and the Jerome Foundation. Northern Lights was also the initiator of the UnConvention, a coordinated effort of artists’ responses to the 2008 Republican National Convention.

via Betsy Mowry, TC Daily Planet