Chuck Fluharty and Savannah Barrett participate in National Governors Association Experts’ Roundtable

RUPRI President and CEO Chuck Fluharty and RUPRI National Director of Next Generation Programs recently participated in an invited experts roundtable hosted by the National Governors Association, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Leveraging the Creative Sector to Strengthen Rural Economic Development took place at the Hall of States on April 19, and included state policy leaders, local practitioners, and national-level experts. The roundtable focused on understanding the case for the creative sector to strengthen rural economies, appropriate recommendations for governors to address rural challenges, and opportunities to incorporate arts initiatives into a state’s larger policy framework.

The attached photo includes Fluharty and Barrett alongside several other members of the “Art of Community: Rural SC” initiative, on which both RUPRI staff members serve as advisors.