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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The Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange is featured in The Daily Yonder

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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

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

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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Designing a Community Hub in the Ozarks, Welcoming the Whole Community to the Table

Monday, November 17, 2014
The Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-Op is a market and community center located in the Missouri Ozarks in the town of Alton, pop. 879.

The Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-Op is a market and community center located in the Missouri Ozarks in the town of Alton, pop. 879. OCFPAC, which…

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Introducing the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

By Savannah Barrett and Josh May The Commonwealth of Kentucky has tremendous human, natural, and cultural resources. We are rich in opportunity, but historically, real and imagined barriers…

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Announcing The Mary Celestia Parler Project

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Parler recording musicians in the Oriole Barbershop, Bentonville, Arkansas; University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections flickr page Last week Art of the Rural launched Middle Landscape, a series of…

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Introducing Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork Project

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Alan Lomax and crew filming Dink and Julia Roberts, Haw River, N.C., 1983. Photo by CeCe Conway. From the Alan Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center, Library…

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Art of the Rural: A Short History

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

By Matthew Fluharty, Director of Art of the Rural The groundwork for Art of the Rural began in December of 2009, when I stood before friends and family…

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