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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…

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…

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…

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…