ADVISORY BOARD

  • Michele Anderson: Rural Program Director of Springboard for the Arts
  • Jennifer Armstrong: Director of Community Arts Development Programs for the Illinois Arts Council
  • Caron Atlas: Director of the Arts & Democracy Project and co-director of the New York Naturally Occurring Cultural District Working Group
  • Polly Atwell: Fiction Writer, Professor of English at Coastal California University
  • Theresa Cameron: Local Arts Agency Services Program Manager of Americans for the Arts
  • Dr. Barbara Ching: writer, editor and Chair of the Department of English at Iowa State University
  • Dudley Cocke: teacher, writer, media producer, and Director of Roadside Theater
  • Maryo Gard Ewell: Community Arts Development consultant
  • Dr. John Fenn: Assistant Professor and Media Management Coordinator of the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon
  • Matthew Glassman: Core-Actor and Co-Director of Double Edge Theatre
  • Lance Ledbetter: Founder of the Dust-to-Digital record label
  • Dr. J. Michael Luster: Director of the Arkansas Folklife Program
  • Nikiko Masumoto: Peach farmer, writer, and performance artist
  • Donna Neuwirth and Jay Salinas: Directors of The Wormfarm Institute
  • Mimi Pickering: filmmaker and producer at Appalshop, and Director of Appalshop’s Community Media Initiative
  • Dr. Lisa R. Pruitt: professor of law in the Martin Luther King, Jr., School of Law at the University of California, Davis; editor of the Legal Ruralism blog
  • Jesikah Maria Ross: educator, mediamaker, community cultural development practitioner, and Director of The Art of Regional Change at University of California, Davis
  • Nathan Salsburg: musician, curator of The Alan Lomax Collection at The Association of Cultural Equity
  • Chris Sauter: writer, editor and visual artist
  • Richard Saxton: Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado, and Director of the M12 art collective
  • Jesse Vogler: installation artist, Director of the Institute of Marking and Measuring, Visiting Professor at the Sam Fox School for Design and the Visual Arts, Washington University in Saint Louis