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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…