Reggie Prim
Artist, Organizer, Intermedia Arts Board Member
Involved with Intermedia Arts since:
Reggie Prim is a creative leader, activist, and artist whose life’s work centers around the re-emergence of art and civic engagement. As a consultant in the field of community cultural development, he brings his activism and engagement to communities across the twin cities and around the world. Through his work, Reggie serves as a model for what it is to be an engaged citizen, making positive change as an activist, thinker and connector.

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ARTIST BIO

Born in the U.S. and raised in Israel, Reggie Prim leads workshops, designs public arts experiences, and serves as a volunteer leader for a number of cultural organizations in the Twin Cities. He is also a playwright, cultural worker, blogger, radio host, and arts writer.

Until 2007, Reggie served as the community programs manager for The Walker Art Center, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary centers for the contemporary arts, where he co-authored Art and Civic Engagement: Mapping The Connections, an internationally recognized conceptual and planning model for unleashing the power of the arts to inspire active engagement in public life.

Reggie served on the steering and planning committee for Mosaic, a Minneapolis-wide celebration of diversity and the arts; and as a director for Franklin Art Works, a non-profit arts center. He currently serves on the board of Intermedia Arts, a nationally recognized leader in community-centered arts; and is Board Chair of Kairos Dance Theater, an innovative intergenerational arts organization.

Reggie is a fellow of Intermedia Arts’ renowned Creative Community Leadership Institute; and is also a member of the national working group, The America Project, a community of artists, educators and activists dedicated to developing community-based arts projects that celebrate and extend the legacy of the performance poet, educator and activist Sekou Sundiata.

In 2006, Reggie was invited by UNESCO to visit Kenya to share his work with community artists and organizers, and in 2009 was an online presenter for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development on creative community development. He has been a guest lecturer at Naropa University, Georgia College and State University, Macalester College, The University of Minnesota, Concordia College, the Higher Education Consortium on Urban Affairs (HECUA), Americans For The Arts, the American Association of Museums national conference, and Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.

Reggie’s passion for engaged public citizenry is influencing movements across the country and around the world.