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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…

Join us for our next Digital Exchange Webinar: DRA and National Partners, Creative Placemaking Initiative Regional Workshops:  Wed., July 12 @ 11AM Eastern

Join us for our next 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…

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…

RUPRI Health Panel Considers Alternatives to Inpatient Hospital Care in a High Performing Rural Health System

RUPRI Health Panel Considers Alternatives to Inpatient Hospital Care in a High Performing Rural Health System

The RUPRI Health Panel describes opportunities for rural communities to develop a high performance rural health system after hospital closure, including three case studies that describe real-world transitions from hospital-based locus of care to new models of care delivery in rural places. After Hospital Closure: Pursuing High Performance Rural Health System…

RUPRI Senior Economist Dr. Bruce Weber, testifies in the US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Committee

RUPRI Senior Economist Dr. Bruce Weber, testifies in the US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Committee

FULL COMMITTEE HEARING Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 Click link below for testimony and video of hearing: https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/hearings/examining-the-farm-economy-perspectives-on-rural-america      

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…