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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Jump on Board with Public Transformation!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Ashley Interview

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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Film Focus: Cavedigger (2013)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Film Focus trailer series is part of AOTR’s rural cinema project, SMALLSCREEN. SMALLSCREEN is a multimedia project dedicated to mapping all forms of rural independent…

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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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FEATURED YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS EVENT: RED ANTS PANTS MUSIC FESTIVAL, WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, MT

Monday, August 4, 2014
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Photo by Tony Denim, Yellow Dog Productions, Inc. By Rachel Hagan In late July, the small ranching community of White Sulfur Springs, Montana hosted the fourth annual Red…

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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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“I want my kids to hear these stories and know who they are.”

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Photograph by Lezlie Sterling; from the Sacramento Bee’s coverage of the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering By Matthew Fluharty A month ago, the Western Folklife Center hosted the…

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Exiled NDNz in Los Angeles

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Photograph by Pamela J. Peters By Matthew Fluharty Indian Country Today recently published an interview with Pamela J. Peters, a Los Angeles-based photographer originally from the Navajo Reservation who…

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The 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The 2012 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; Jessica Brandi Lifland

The 2012 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; Jessica Brandi Lifland By Savannah Barrett Founded in 1985 by the Western Folklife Center, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is one of…

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