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 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.
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.
February 5, 2014
Much of community leadership is recognizing the big and small contributions of all people in making their city or town a better place. Perhaps the biggest challenge of community leadership is to understand what kind of leaders your town needs based on your unique local context.
January 30, 2014
Emerging trends in philanthropy are turning antiquated perceptions of rural right side up, demonstrating that small places are worth investing in and that, yes, there is funding for rural America.