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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Embodying the Universal in the Particular

Thursday, April 2, 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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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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Film Focus: Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Each month, we will be sharing a trailer on the site as a part of our recently launched project, SMALLSCREEN. SMALLSCREEN’s Film Focus series will share films that…

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Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: Le Feu et l’Eau (Fire and Water) Rural Arts Celebration, Arnaudville, LA

Friday, January 2, 2015

This building has been home to the NUNU Arts Collective since 2010. Photo from NuNuCollective.org By Louise Vasher Arnaudville, Louisiana sits at the junction of Bayou Teche and…

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Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: National Storytelling Festival

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Courthouse Tent and the Old Courthouse © Jay Huron 2014- caseSensitive Photos By Savannah Barrett The National Storytelling Festival Jonesborough, TN The National Storytelling Festival celebrated their 42nd…

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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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