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
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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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Reflections on the Year of the Rural Arts 2014

Monday, April 13, 2015
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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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Creative Rural Urban Alliances Webinar

Monday, March 16, 2015

Last week, we shared information about Art of the Rural collaborations that address both rural and urban communities alongside staff from the Rural Policy Research Institute and M12…

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Creative Rural-Urban Alliances Webinar: March 12

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Art of the Rural is excited to participate in an upcoming webinar hosted by Community Matters and the Citizens’ Institute for Rural Design, alongside partners at M12 and RUPRI. Join us…

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The Arts in Smaller Communities (And their Encouragement) by Robert Gard

Monday, May 12, 2014
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“Gard in Field” University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives, Used With Permission By Savannah Barrett Maryo Gard Ewell and the Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation recently shared with Art…

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Oil, Canvas, Public: George Caleb Bingham

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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The Jolly Flatboatmen, George Caleb Bingham Friends, the last few weeks have been packed with much work and projects, little of which has immediately manifested itself on the…

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Rachel Reynolds Luster and the Myrtle Public Library Featured in Rural Missouri Magazine

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Photograph by Paul Newton, Rural Missouri By Matthew Fluharty Rachel Reynolds Luster, Founding Project Steward of Art of the Rural, has been in the news many times over…

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On the Atlas of Rural Arts and Culture: Robert Gard Foundation Mini-Grant Stories

Friday, March 7, 2014

Gard Foundation Mini-grant receipient: Cleveland Public Theatre’s Teen Step Program In 2010, in celebration of his 100th birthday, the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Robert E. Gard Wisconsin…

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The Broader Picture: Remembering John Kinsman

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

John Kinsman joining farmers and activists in Mali; via WhyHunger By Savannah Barrett At the suggestion of our partners at the Wormfarm Institute, today we remember the life and…

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