The Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchangeprogram is known for helping rural and urban Kentuckians discover their common identity, history and culture.
Over three weeks each year, RUX brings leaders in the arts, agriculture, community development, health, and business together to change the context of professional collaboration.
Through our unique community intensive framework, RUX helps members deepen bonds, inspire stronger accountability, and create the conditions for innovation.
The result is a diverse network of leaders with both the social capital and capacity needed to transform Kentucky’s future.
Now in its fifth year, this partnership between Art of the Rural and Appalshop has earned national acclaim in the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and national conferences such as Grantmakers in the Arts and the Community Development Society.
Kentucky RUX has served more than 200 Kentuckians from 42 counties since 2014, and will have been hosted in every region of the state by the end of 2018.