Join the Digital Exchange Conversation April 27

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Join community organizers from Minnesota, Missouri, and Tennessee for this Digital Exchange webinar focused on the power of stories to bring people together in community. You’ll hear from…

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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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Rural-Urban Exchange Spotlight: Jenny Williams

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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“A Seat at The Table,” Downtown Hazard, KY. October, 2015. More than 130 Kentuckians from 24 counties have been collaborating for Kentucky’s future. Since 2014, the Kentucky Rural-Urban…

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Thank you for supporting the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Fall Fair!

Friday, November 18, 2016
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Thank you for your efforts to make the first annual Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Fall Fair an amazing success! In one evening, nearly 200 people came out to La…

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ART OF THE RURAL AWARDED AN OUR TOWN GRANT BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

Friday, May 13, 2016
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Asset map of Alton, Missouri created by the community and the Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-Op as part of a Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design workshop;…

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Re-Introducing Almanac For Moderns

Monday, March 21, 2016

“March Twenty-First,” the initial entry in Almanac for Moderns By Matthew Fluharty As spring emerges across the country, I turn to the work of Donald Culross Peattie in Almanac for…

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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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Reading/Looking: “Down at the Sweetheart Rink” and the Photography of Bill Yates

Friday, January 22, 2016

“I had just purchased a medium-format, twin-lens camera, and, as usual, I was out riding around looking for something to shoot,” [Bill Yates] says. Sweetheart Roller Skating caught…

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Reading: “On reality TV in Tanzania women win fame, fortune – and farm tools”

Monday, January 18, 2016

“Oxfam’s ultimate goal is to promote new agricultural practices and give greater voice to Tanzania’s women farmers. Women make up 75 percent of Tanzania’s farmers but they often…

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Reading: “The Afterlife: Art for Art’s Sake in the Experience Economy”

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Image from the Red76 Henry project Today artists, by varying degrees, are more and more being given the task of embodying the social and experience economies that prop up the…

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