National Coalition forms to host Rural Generation Summit in Mississippi, May 22-24

Monday, November 12, 2018

Over the past four years, Next Generation: The Future of Arts and Culture Placemaking in Rural America has connected rural leaders to articulate the merit of our field,…

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Art of the Rural one of 60 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Projects Selected Nationwide

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Winona, MN– National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 60 awards totaling $4.1 million supporting projects across the nation through the NEA’s Our Town program….

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Kentucky Food+Art+Health Dialogue

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

This March, the Kentucky Arts Council, Owensboro Health, the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, the Rural Policy Research Institute and Art of the Rural hosted a statewide conversation in…

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Reflections on #kyrux2017: Bowling Green

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

By Nicole Musgrave This year I’ve had the joy of representing the Kentucky Folklife Program as the regional host coordinator for the 2017 Bowling Green Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange community…

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Reflections on #kyrux2017: Lexington

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

By Nicole Musgrave On June 23rd, roughly 70 people from all across Kentucky gathered in Lexington for the first community intensive of the 2017 Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange (RUX). …

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Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange featured in Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

“What we have found is that it’s really difficult to hate someone you’ve had deep, meaningful, transformative experiences with—and whose community you’ve really come to value because you’ve…

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Delta Regional Authority Offers Funding and Technical Assistance to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Creative Placemaking Initiative Supports Community Development MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with leading national arts and government organizations, today announced the Delta…

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Rural-Urban Exchange Spotlight: Ashley C. Smith

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A native of Lexington, KY, Ashley C. Smith graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Pairing her strong communication…

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Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange announces 2017 program!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Kentucky RUX network aligns people working across the arts, agriculture, community health and small business to work together towards the transformation of Kentucky’s economies, communities and sense of self.

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Rural Generation: A conversation with Cheryal Lee Hills and Ryan Taylor

Thursday, February 2, 2017

  Cheryal Lee Hills is the Executive Director of the Region Five Development Commission in Staples, Minnesota. Cheryal provides program development, program implementation, organizational planning, financial planning/oversight and…

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