Angela Moreno-Long


  • What’s in a Name? The Power of Community Branding

    May 1, 2014

    On May 8, Ben Muldrow of Arnett Muldrow & Associates will join CommunityMatters® and the Citizen’s Institute on Rural Design™ for an hour-long webinar on community branding. Ben will share his experience in working with small towns and rural places to create a strong brand that supports community and economic development outcomes.

  • One Stop Shop for the 2014 CIRD Request for Proposals!

    May 1, 2014

    The deadline for the 2014-2015 CIRD workshop program is quickly approaching.  While we know the application process is an exciting time for solidifying partnerships and dreaming big, there are a lot of pieces to manage. 

    To help prospective applicants in the final weeks of the process, we’re putting the top resources for applying at your fingertips.  Here is the 2014 CIRD “one stop shop” for your application needs.

  • Wormfarm, Charro Days and Cowboy Poetry: An Artistic Approach to Rural

    April 23, 2014

    We are very excited to have recently discovered The Art of the Rural, an organization entirely devoted to “elevating the rural arts” through their digital platform and on-the-ground projects that preserve and revive rural arts across the country.   

    We closely examined a few of their many initiatives to explore: How does integrating art improve and impact rural communities? 

  • April 2nd Program Information Webinar

    April 18, 2014

    On April 2, we hosted a Program Information Webinar. CIRD staff from the National Endowment for the Arts and Project for Public Spaces provided an overview of the program and answered questions related to the recently released RFP. 

  • 7 Books on Community Leadership For Your Reading List

    March 20, 2014

    Community leadership is about the dynamic relationship between people when they work together to achieve a common objective. What better way to grow leaders than to start with ourselves? Here are seven books, articles and guides on community leadership to add to your reading list.