Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange featured in Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
RUX in WSJ

“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
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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
RUX at work in Land Between the Lakes

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
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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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Statement on Proposed Funding Cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Art of the Rural strongly supports the continued funding of the National Endowment for the Arts — for its economic and cultural impact, and for the way it helps rural communities take advantage of local opportunities and collectively vision the future of their places.

Art of the Rural strongly supports the continued funding of the National Endowment for the Arts — for its economic and cultural impact, and for the way it helps rural communities take advantage of local opportunities and collectively vision the future of their places.

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News From the 2016 Next Generation Summit

Thursday, November 3, 2016

300 leaders from 38 states gathered in October to build relationships, share their work, and envision lasting support structures for rural creative placemaking.

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Introducing The American Bottom Project

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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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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The Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange is featured in The Daily Yonder

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
RUX in the Daily Yonder

Last week, the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange program was featured in The Daily Yonder, a multi-media source of news, commentary, research, and features published by the Center for Rural…

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The Rural-Urban Exchange Highlights Kentucky’s Creativity

Friday, August 7, 2015
RUX 2015 Whitesburg story circle with JJ by Kim

Imagine a networking project that feels like a matchmaking service. Organizers get to know you and your community, and then find someone somewhere else in the state for…

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Art of the Rural Awarded an Our Town Grant by the National Endowment for the Arts

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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The Next Generation Regional Network in Kentucky supports the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange; above: Alex Udis, a square dance caller and community organizer from Louisville, joins Kim Owsley, a…

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