Introducing The American Bottom Project

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

East St. Louis, at the base of a Cargill elevator and overlook; photograph by Jesse Vogler [We are grateful that the American Bottom project has received a Divided City grant from…

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Stories, Human Flourishing, and Spaces of Abundance in BETSY!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Roadside Theater Artistic Director Dudley Cocke facilitates a story circle. Photo by Jim Carroll. [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural shared a series…

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“I Can Hear You”: Appalachian and Puerto Rican musical collaborations in BETSY!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Music of BETSY! An interview with Ron Short and Desmar Guevara. Video content by Zhivko Illeieff [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural…

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Reflections on the Year of the Rural Arts 2014

Monday, April 13, 2015

THE YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS 2014 was a program of events, conversations, and online features celebrating the diverse, vital ways in which rural arts and humanities contribute…

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Caridad De La Luz as Betsy

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Caridad De La Luz and Ron Short developing script in Norton, Virginia, February 2015. Photo by Zhivko Illeieff. [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the…

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Sharing “Beyond Cliché: Dramatizing Our American Identity”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural will share a series of new writing and multimedia from HowlRound about the twenty-one-year artistic collaboration between Pregones…

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The Tri-National Sonoran Desert Symposium

Monday, March 17, 2014

March’s Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: The Tri-National Sonoran Desert Symposium International Sonoran Desert Alliance, Ajo, AZ By Savannah Barrett The third-annual Tri-National Symposium in Ajo,…

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The Charro Days Fiesta

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

By Savannah Barrett Now celebrating their 77th anniversary, the Charro Days Fiesta  begins this week and continues through March 9, 2014. With its celebration of the shared culture of…

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Weekly Feed: El Teatro Campesino, Protecting The Reservation, Realities of Local Food, and more

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 El Teatro Campesino Founder Luis Valdez Each week we present a compendium of links and perspectives offered daily on our Rural Arts and Culture Feed. We encourage folks…

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Weekly Feed: American Indian Heritage Month, Cross-Cultural Film, Preservation & Sustainability

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bruno Nanguka in Radio Tanzania’s archives; Jonathan Kalan, NPR By Rachel Beth Rudi, Digital Contributor • November is the 22nd annual American Indian Heritage Month! Follow Smithsonian Education…

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