Arts and Culture

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…

NACo Leader, Carver County Commissioner Randy Maluchnik Receives 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership

NACo Leader, Carver County Commissioner Randy Maluchnik Receives 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership

Americans for the Arts and the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced that Commissioner Randy Maluchnik of Carver County, Minnesota was awarded the Public Leadership in the Arts Award for County Arts Leadership on Sunday at NACo’s annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. The award honors an elected county board or…

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…

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…

Delta Regional Authority: Celebrating the Art, Music &  Culture of the Delta, from Chairman Chris Masingill

Delta Regional Authority: Celebrating the Art, Music & Culture of the Delta, from Chairman Chris Masingill

Link to Celebrating the Art, Music & Culture of the Delta Celebrating the Art, Music & Culture of the Delta African-American influence in American music is widely evident. We know this all too well in the Mississippi River Delta region, where the Blues that were shaped by African-Americans still reign supreme. These musical…

NEWS: DRA Offers Funding to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture

NEWS: DRA Offers Funding to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture

  May 24, 2017 Delta Regional Authority Offers Funding and Technical Assistance to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture Creative Placemaking Initiative Supports Community Development MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with leading national arts and government organizations, today announced the Delta Creative Placemaking…

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…