Art of the Rural

Public Transformation celebrates & contemplates art in rural America

Public Transformation celebrates & contemplates art in rural America

The Public Transformation exhibition opened at Art of the Rural’s Outpost Winona last weekend in Winona, MN. Artist Ashley Hanson and her collaborators’ cross-country Public Transformation tour visited artists and arts organizations in small towns and rural areas. The purpose of the trip: to tell stories of rural artists, to…

Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit connections highlighted in Public Transformation exhibition

Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit connections highlighted in Public Transformation exhibition

RUPRI’s Next Generation partner Art of the Rural is honored to present Public Transformation, a cross-country documentary art project highlighting how rural-based artists and arts organizations make their communities a more vibrant, healthy, connected place to live, at Art of the Rural’s Outpost Winona headquarters. Ashley Hanson’s little yellow school bus acted as a…

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…

RUPRI Partner,  Art of the Rural Program Director Savannah Barrett, interviewed about the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange in the Wall Street Journal

RUPRI Partner, Art of the Rural Program Director Savannah Barrett, interviewed about the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange in the Wall Street Journal

“What we have found is that it’s really difficult to hate someone you’ve had deep, meaningful, transformative experiences with—and whose community you’ve really come to value because you’ve felt welcome and appreciated there.” –Savannah Barrett, Director of Programs at Art of the Rural and Co-founder of the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange…

Digital Exchange Webinar: DRA and National Partners, Creative Placemaking Initiative Regional Workshops:  Wed., July 12 @ 11AM Eastern

Digital Exchange Webinar: DRA and National Partners, Creative Placemaking Initiative Regional Workshops: Wed., July 12 @ 11AM Eastern

  Register today for this Digital Exchange Webinar Panelists: Chris Masingill, Delta Regional Authority Jennifer Hughes, National Endowment for the Arts Linda Langston, National Association of Counties (NACo) Joe McKinney, National Association Development Organizations (NADO) During the closing plenary of the Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit in Iowa City…

Most recent Digital Exchange Webinar “Integrating Community Health, Arts and Culture”  –  Wed., June 28th @ 12:00PM EST

Most recent Digital Exchange Webinar “Integrating Community Health, Arts and Culture” – Wed., June 28th @ 12:00PM EST

Across the country, new health systems approaches are leveraging multi-sector programs and policies to foster a culture of health in rural communities. Webinar participants will learn from Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and national models that prioritize community needs and resources through engagement with numerous partners to expand access and improve…

Next Generation Digital Exchange Webinars launched by RUPRI and AOTR

Next Generation Digital Exchange Webinars launched by RUPRI and AOTR

The second Next Generation Digital Exchange Webinar takes place on Wednesday, March 14th from 12:00- 1:00 PM EST. This Next Generation Digital Exchange Webinar will continue the Rural Creative Placemaking Summit conversation on “State Innovations in Arts Engagement, Investment and Infrastructure,” and includes perspectives from John Davis (MN), Anne Katz (WI), Colleen…

February Digital Exchange video available now

February Digital Exchange video available now

Thank You for Joining Us! Nearly 140 people registered for our first Next Generation Digital Exchange Webinar, which welcomed Matthew Glassman, Nikiko Masumoto, Bob Reeder and Ryan Taylor to bridge conversation across the regions, sectors, and place-based philosophies that make the work of creative placemaking so essential to the future…

RUPRI Named NEA National Research Lab

RUPRI Named NEA National Research Lab

December 12, 2016 Link to NEA announcement Washington, DC – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces the first projects funded through a new program, NEA Research Labs. The cross-sector projects supported through the program investigate how the arts contribute to positive outcomes for individuals and communities. The NEA…