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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…

Chuck Fluharty, President of RUPRI, presented the Public Policy Luncheon address

Chuck Fluharty, President of RUPRI, presented the Public Policy Luncheon address

RUPRI President presented the Public Policy Luncheon address, during the Southern Early Childhood Association’s 68th Annual Conference, March 10th, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Meeting Flyer:  Alumni_Center_Rural_Lecture_Series_3.21.17 Fluharty Presentation:  Thinking Bigger About Smaller Places- The Rural South – Biloxi Mississippi 3-10-17

Can The Arts Help Save Rural America? an article from the Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit in Iowa City

Can The Arts Help Save Rural America? an article from the Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit in Iowa City

  In an effort to reinvigorate rural communities, some leaders are experimenting with art as a tool to fuel economic development. TONY DEMINHayes Carll performing at the 2016 Red Ants Pants Music Festival in White Sulphur Springs, Montana. Some small towns are looking to the arts as a way of…

View the Livestream:  RUPRI President Chuck Fluharty Presenting at the White House Rural Forum Focusing on Results in Rural Communities and a Look Forward to What’s Next : held October 5th, 2016

View the Livestream: RUPRI President Chuck Fluharty Presenting at the White House Rural Forum Focusing on Results in Rural Communities and a Look Forward to What’s Next : held October 5th, 2016

Watch  livestream from Wednesday October 5, 2016: A White House Rural Forum Focusing on Results in Rural Communities and a Look Forward to What’s Next Webcast from October 5, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. EST – https://vimeo.com/185812619/e18318f431 View President Fluharty comments in video at –  2:49:27 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Chair of the…

RUPRI President  Chuck Fluharty presents at National Energy Conference 2016  –  Building a Resilient West Virginia: Taking Control of the Mountain State’s Future, April 8, 2016

RUPRI President Chuck Fluharty presents at National Energy Conference 2016 – Building a Resilient West Virginia: Taking Control of the Mountain State’s Future, April 8, 2016

Coal communities in the Central Appalachian region are bearing the consequences of a global energy transition. Demand for coal continues to decline as utilities switch to natural gas-fired generation and renewable energy resources, while regulation of fossil fuel pollutants has become more stringent due to concerns about public health and…

RUPRI President, Chuck Fluharty, to participate in discussion of White House Rural Council at NADO Policy Conference

RUPRI President, Chuck Fluharty, to participate in discussion of White House Rural Council at NADO Policy Conference

Meeting Agenda RUPRI’s President, Chuck Fluharty, will participate on a panel discussion of the the White House Rural Council at the National Association of Development Organization Annual Policy Conference on April 5. The Future of the White House Rural Council Established by President Obama in 2011, the White House Rural…

Shortchanging small towns It’s time to shore up philanthropic support for our rural areas: Will Foundations Pay Attention to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Rural Philanthropy?

Shortchanging small towns It’s time to shore up philanthropic support for our rural areas: Will Foundations Pay Attention to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Rural Philanthropy?

NPQ – NONPROFIT Quarterly NPQ Article by Rick Cohen – Secretary Vilsack on Rural Philanthropy September 20, 2015; The Gazette Earlier this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stunned the audience at the National Rural Assembly with his very personal disappointment that rural philanthropic grantmaking by the nation’s foundations had declined…

RAC Summit Next Generation Conversation with Matthew Fluharty, Executive Director, Art of the Rural and Charles Fluharty President and CEO, RUPRI

RAC – Rural Arts and Culture Summit  – Next Generation Conversation with Matthew Fluharty, Executive Director, Art of the Rural and Charles Fluharty President and CEO, RUPRI   Video – Next Generation: The Future of Arts & Clulture Placemaking in Rural America From the Ground Up: Cultivating Creative People and…