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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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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Wild Nights in the Upper Peninsula with Jeff Cowell

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

via Numero Group By The Numbers blog Earlier this year, reissue label Numero Group brought to light Lucky Strikes and Liquid Gold, a 1975 record by Jeff Cowell  “previously available only…

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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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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 Wormfarm Institute: Starting Seed and Taking Root in Rural Wisconsin

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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[Editor’s Note: This article is the continuation of The State of the Rural Arts series– reflections, interviews, features, and online installations that seek to articulate historical context while also…

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Images from the Reedsburg Fermentation Fest

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Last weekend saw the conclusion of the two-week Reedsburg Fermentation Fest, an annual event led by the Wormfarm Institute in collaboration with many individuals and organizations from Sauk County, Wisconsin…

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Midwest Realism in the Contemporary Novel

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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Perhaps we’re witnessing a shift back to the region’s realist origins. More likely, the Midwest is blooming into a wide proliferation of literary style.        …

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