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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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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AOTR and RUPRI launch Next Generation Digital Exchange Webinars

Monday, February 6, 2017

Save the Date for the first Digital Exchange Webinar on February 15 at 12 PM EST Reflections on the Rural Creative Placemaking Summit The first Next Generation Digital…

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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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Jump on Board with Public Transformation!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ashley Hanson interviews Dylan Locke at The Floyd Country Store in Flyd, VA (pop. 432) after participating in a Bluegrass Jam Session, which happens at the store every…

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Rural-Urban Exchange Spotlight: Brandon Coan and the Daniel Boone Hotel

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Daniel Boone Hotel as it stands on Main Street in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Photo by M. Tyler McDaniel, copyright 2015. More than 130 Kentuckians from 24 counties have…

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Announcing the Launch of the Next Generation Digital Learning Commons

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Next Generation home page, featuring an image courtesy of The Coleman Center for the Arts Today, Art of the Rural (AOTR) and the Rural Policy Research Institute…

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