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Immersive Exchange Initiative 

The Immersive Exchange Initiative is a project awarded by the Community Arts and Development Grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts. It brought 10 artist collaborators from east coast metropolitan areas to Gustavus, Alaska, a landlocked town by Glacier Bay National Park with a population of 443.

In Gustavus, Sarah Conarro paired the visiting artists working in a range of disciplines including music, architectural design, culinary arts, and video with Gustavus residents with jobs ranging from a naturalist, to a carpenter, to an inn owner. This initiative wanted to create a casual structure for creative interaction.