RUPRI hosted a Digital Exchange Webinar on Tuesday, January 23 to share the work of the Rural Cultural Wealth Lab. More than 260 people from five countries registered for the webinar, which featured Sunil Iyengar (Director of the NEA Office of Research and Analysis), alongside Kiley Arroyo, Chuck Fluharty, Dr. Matthew Fluharty, and Dr. Tom Johnson.
The RUPRI Rural Cultural Wealth Lab is one of four inaugural National Endowment for the Arts Research Labs named last year, following a national competition. This national effort unites the knowledge and lived experiences of a diverse array of scholars and practitioners to explore the intersection of rural arts and culture, entrepreneurship and innovation, and the role of cultural wealth in the broader Comprehensive Rural Wealth Framework, pioneered by RUPRI to create a more robust conceptual framework for understanding the diverse assets within rural communities. To learn more about the Lab’s conceptual design, visit http://www.rupri.org/areas-of-work/nea-lab/
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