NEA – National Endowment for the Arts

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…

Digital Exchange Webinar: Arts and Engagement with Community Heart and Soul. Wed., Aug. 9 @ 12PM EST

Digital Exchange Webinar: Arts and Engagement with Community Heart and Soul. Wed., Aug. 9 @ 12PM EST

    Register today for this Digital Exchange Webinar Panelists: Caitlyn Davison, Orton Family Foundation Shane 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…

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…

CBS Sunday Morning features Appalshop.  For art’s sake: When funding the NEA is in jeopardy

CBS Sunday Morning features Appalshop. For art’s sake: When funding the NEA is in jeopardy

The voice of Appalshop was on CBS Sunday Morning Show The battlelines are drawn in Washington over whether the federal government should be spending any money at all for art’s sake. The impact of the Trump administration’s proposed end to funding would be felt in communities large and small — perhaps…

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…

View the Live stream: National Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit held October 12-14, 2016 at the University of Iowa

View the Live stream: National Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit held October 12-14, 2016 at the University of Iowa

Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit. View the Live Stream on howl round:  http://howlround.com/livestreaming-the-next-generation-rural-creative-placemaking-national-summit-university-of-iowa We invite you to join us in Iowa for Next Generation: A Rural Creative Placemaking Summit. The Summit was designed to enhance cross-sector collaboration, elevate intercultural perspectives within the field, and build policy presence for deeper consideration of rural…

News: University of Iowa, College of Public Health: Summit explores role of arts, culture in enhancing rural communities

News: University of Iowa, College of Public Health: Summit explores role of arts, culture in enhancing rural communities

click here for article People living in rural communities need the same access as their urban counterparts, not only to clean water, jobs, housing and other basic standards of living, but art and culture, as well, note the backers of a growing movement called “rural creative placemaking.” Led by the…

NEA announces 2nd round of funding for Next Generation Initiative for Art of the Rural and RUPRI

NEA announces 2nd round of funding for Next Generation Initiative for Art of the Rural and RUPRI

Art of the Rural and RUPRI recommended for a second year of funding by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town for one of eight “knowledge building” awards for “Next Generation: The Future of Arts & Culture Placemaking in Rural America” Click link for full press release: Next…

Next Generation: The Future of Arts and Culture Placemaking in Rural America, a RUPRI / Art of the Rural collaboration, launched its first national product today, the Digital Learning Commons (ruralgeneration.org).

Next Generation: The Future of Arts and Culture Placemaking in Rural America, a RUPRI / Art of the Rural collaboration, launched its first national product today, the Digital Learning Commons (ruralgeneration.org).

Today, the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) and Art of the Rural launch a new Digital Learning Commons (ruralgeneration.org). A platform for storytelling, research, and best practices, the Commons fosters an inclusive space for deeper collaboration and learning exchange, to assert the essential role of arts and cultural organizations in…