RUPRI Rural Cultural Wealth Lab highlighted in NEA press release:  New Research Highlights Economic Impact of the Arts in Rural Communities National Endowment for the Arts Releases Rural Arts, Design, and Innovation in America Online Conversation at #NEArural

RUPRI Rural Cultural Wealth Lab highlighted in NEA press release: New Research Highlights Economic Impact of the Arts in Rural Communities National Endowment for the Arts Releases Rural Arts, Design, and Innovation in America Online Conversation at #NEArural

Washington, DC—Rural arts organizations draw more non-local audiences to their venues and report greater civic leadership and customer connectedness than their urban peers, according to a new research report, Rural Arts, Design, & Innovation in America: Research Findings from the Rural Establishment Innovation Survey. Published by the National Endowment for…

Divided We Learn –  The high school grads least likely in America to go to college? Rural ones: The Hechinger Report

Divided We Learn – The high school grads least likely in America to go to college? Rural ones: The Hechinger Report

As advocates focus on low-income and nonwhite college-going, rural students founder by JON MARCUS  and  MATT KRUPNICK September 27, 2017 Link to full article When Dustin Gordon arrived at the University of Iowa, he found himself taking lecture classes with more people in them than his entire hometown of Sharpsburg,…

New Analysis Reveals Top Rural Counties for Workforce Certificates – RUPRI President Quoted in Site Selection Magazine Article

New Analysis Reveals Top Rural Counties for Workforce Certificates – RUPRI President Quoted in Site Selection Magazine Article

Link to Full Article And a new definition of wealth could reveal a path forward for rural areas everywhere.   Photo: Getty Images by ADAM BRUNS   “Here’s the deal: It really doesn’t matter how much you pour into these places. If you can’t retain young people, it’s over.” —…

What would happen if the NEA were defunded, and why should we care?  Springboard Creative Exchange

What would happen if the NEA were defunded, and why should we care? Springboard Creative Exchange

It has been a little over six months since Donald Trump took office, and a lot has happened during that time. Although the budgeting process for the federal government is a long and arduous process which has only just begun, the Trump administration’s initial budget proposal raises important questions that are relevant to…

National Summit: Catalysts of the Climate Economy  was held on Sept 6-8 in Burlington VT

National Summit: Catalysts of the Climate Economy was held on Sept 6-8 in Burlington VT

A 3-day innovation summit for creative entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders who are champions of progress toward future prosperity in the Climate Economy was held on September 6–8 at the University of Vermont in Burlington. The “Catalysts of the Climate Economy” National Summit has announced that environmentalist, entrepreneur, activist, and…

Digital Exchange Webinar: Arts and Engagement with Community Heart and Soul. Was held on Wed., Aug. 9

Digital Exchange Webinar: Arts and Engagement with Community Heart and Soul. Was held on Wed., Aug. 9

    Register today for this Digital Exchange Webinar Panelists: Caitlyn Davison, Orton Family FoundationShane Hale, City of Cortez, CO Debbie Moreno, Galesburg on TrackJason Neises, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Learn more about the panelists here: Panelist’s Bios The Orton Family Foundation’s Community Heart & Soul™ is a process…