Here’s what we are working on

The Rural-Urban Exchange

A creative leadership program designed to build confidence, grow social capital, and bridge divides. RUX cohorts in Kentucky and Minnesota gain a greater intercultural understanding of region’s many identities, histories, and cultures.

High Visibility

A collaborative partnership with Plains Art Museum and individuals & organizations across the continent. Through exhibitions, publications, and place-based programs, we seek to boldly reframe the narrative on rural America and Indian Country.

Rural Generation

A platform for collaborations and convenings that build relationships across unconnected sectors, regions, and fields of practice in rural and Indian Country.


Residencies, media work, storytelling, and gatherings anchored in the diverse cultures, traditions, and lived experiences of the Upper Mississippi River region.