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As part of our year-long digital storytelling campaign #CreativityLivesHere we've begun to showcase the people and places behind creative community development. Since September, we have shared one short film per week, from Samoa all the way to South Dakota.  

We are building a collection of grassroots video stories from amazing artists, community planners, local leaders, and allies, who are sharing the ideas, challenges, and inspirations that drive their work every day. You will have seen these stories shared across our social media platforms, as well as many of our funders, friends and partners.

These films are getting a lot of traction in the social media world, and are proving to be an incredibly effective way to share stories that really resonate far and wide.  We have already seen many videos from new friends we have yet to meet, and it’s exciting to see folks picking up this free tool and using it for their project. 

It’s easy to make a video!  

All you need is an iPhone, the DIYdoc App, and a story about how arts and culture is helping address a challenge or opportunity in your community. From there, enlist a friend to help, or shoot the video yourself through the app and add your voice to the growing collection of grassroots stories from across the United States.

Check out all of the stories that have been collected so far on our YouTube channel, and make yours today!