ArtPlace America National Creative Placemaking Fund Informational Session – Hosted by Iowa City Parks & Recreation

December 8, 2016 ArtPlace America National Creative Placemaking Fund Informational Session  Wednesday, December 8, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Hosted by Iowa City Parks & Recreation220 S. Gilbert StreetIowa City, IA 52240 Lunch will be provided. Generously co-hosted by The Des Moines Social Club, Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association, Iowa City Parks & Recreation, We Lead Economic Area […]

ArtPlace America National Creative Placemaking Fund Informational Session – Hosted by We Lead Economic Area Development and West Liberty League of United Latin American Citizens — Council 310

December 8, 2016 ArtPlace America National Creative Placemaking Fund Informational Session  Wednesday, December 8, 10:00 pm – 11:30 am Hosted by We Lead Economic Area Development and West Liberty League of United Latin American Citizens — Council 310119 E. 3rd StreetWest Liberty, Iowa 52776 Breakfast will be provided. Generously co-hosted by The Des Moines Social Club, Fort Dodge […]

ArtPlace America National Creative Placemaking Fund Informational Session – Hosted by The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association

December 7, 2016 ArtPlace America National Creative Placemaking Fund Informational Session  Wednesday, December 7, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Hosted by The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association at the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance/United Way Building24 N. 9th StreetFort Dodge, IA 50501 Refreshments will be provided. Generously co-hosted by The Des Moines Social Club, Fort Dodge Fine […]

Next Generation Rural Creative Placemaking Summit, Iowa City

October 12, 2016 – October 14, 2016 We invite you to join us in Iowa for Next Generation: A Rural Creative Placemaking Summit. The Summit is designed to enhance cross-sector collaboration, elevate intercultural perspectives within the field, and build policy presence for deeper consideration of rural creative placemaking. The event will be held  October 12-14, 2016 at the […]

Livestream – A White House Rural Forum Focusing on Results in Rural Communities and a Look Forward to What’s Next: Live webcast

October 5, 2016 A White House Rural Forum Focusing on Results in Rural Communities and a Look Forward to What’s Next Join the conversation with #RuralResults. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Chair of the White House Rural Council, will convene a White House Rural Forum at Penn State University to discuss the Obama Administration’s rural strategy, […]

University of Iowa, College of Public Health: Summit explores role of arts, culture in enhancing rural communities

People living in rural communities need the same access as their urban counterparts, not only to clean water, jobs, housing and other basic standards of living, but art and culture, as well, note the backers of a growing movement called “rural creative placemaking.” Led by the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) in the University of Iowa College […]

Film Screening, “Class of 27” , about Rural Early Childhood Education at U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

September 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Capitol Visitor CenterUnited States CapitolCongressional Meeting Room North, CVC-268 Please use the Main Entrance at First Street and East Capitol StreetThe panel discussion will highlight the unique experiences children, parents and teachers face in rural communities and will help advance dialogue around how to mobilize early childhood strategies for […]

RUPRI Health Center Webinar on Geographic Variation in Health Insurance Marketplaces, Hosted by Rural Health Research Gateway

August 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Geographic Variation in Health Insurance Marketplaces: Rural and Urban Trends in Enrollment, Firm Participation, Premiums, and Cost Sharing in 2016 Timothy McBride, PhD, Professor, Health Policy and Management at Washington University in Saint Louis, along with Abigail Barker, PhD at the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis […]

RUPRI Leader, Dr Bruce Weber to present at Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meetings – Boston

July 31, 2016 – August 2, 2016 The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is a not-for-profit association serving the professional interests of members working in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics. Members of the AAEA are employed by academic or government institutions, as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a […]

Local food hub sprouts in Little Falls Minnesota: Former Crestliner building takes new roots

RUPRI leader Cheryal Lee Hills, Executive Director Region Five in MN,  is a member of the RUPRI State Policy Panel and Next Generation National Advisory Board.  Cheryal and collaborator Arlene Jones launched “Sprout” on Friday, April 1st in Little Falls MN – with many funders, partners and contributors.   RUPRI was  honored to participate in this […]

RHIhub Integrating Health & Human Services in Rural Communities Webinar

April 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Rural Health Information Hub and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will introduce a new Rural Services Integration Toolkit designed to help rural communities improve access to health and human services. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), […]

RUPRI President, Chuck Fluharty, to participate in discussion of White House Rural Council at NADO Policy Conference

April 5, 2016 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am The Future of the White House Rural Council Established by President Obama in 2011, the White House Rural Council has provided a framework for addressing challenges in rural America. In launching several successful initiatives designed to grow the rural economy, the council has worked to streamline federal programs, […]

RUPRI Scholars to present at Southern Regional Science Association

March 31, 2016 – April 2, 2016 Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA): An association for the advancement of regional analysis and related spatial and areal studies. It operates as an objective, scientific organization without political, social, financial, or nationalistic bias. Its main objectives are to foster the exchange of ideas and to promote studies focusing on regional […]

Matthew Fluharty, Executive Director of Art of the Rural, will be presenting at : Mississippi River Panorama, Minnesota Marine Art Museum

February 18, 2016 Matthew Fluharty will be presenting at : Mississippi River Panorama, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, February 18, 6-7pm. From boat punks to local historians, from Mark Twain to Lil Wayne, Mississippi River Panorama will offer a wide-ranging look at how the river, its economy, and its environment have shaped American culture. From Winona […]

Webinar: Are some Rural Areas of the US seeing a Drop in Life Expectancy and Increased Mortality? —– RUPRI National Policy Programs Director, Jocelyn Richgels will be presenting

January 28, 2016 The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services will host a Webinar on January 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm ET on its recent Policy Brief Mortality and Life Expectancy in Rural America. Webinar Panelists:The Honorable Ronnie Musgrove, Chair of the NACRHHSWayne Myers, MDCurt Mueller, PhDAlana Knudson, PhDJocelyn B. Richgels Recent articles […]

USDA/RUPRI Conference: Expanding Capital in Rural America through the Intermediary Relending Program

January 26, 2016 – January 27, 2016 Please join USDA Rural Development and RUPRI for a two day conference and technical assistance training event focused upon capital expansion in Rural America. The Intermediary Relending Program is an important resource for rural communities. Join established leaders in the field, who will provide perspectives on challenges they have overcome, […]

Webinar Series: The Great Plains In Focus – Featuring RUPRI State Policy Panel Member Dr. Michael Fortunado, Director of the Center for Rural Studies, Sam Houston State University

January 13, 2016 Starting January 13, 2016, the Rural Business Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio – Institute for Economic Development is teaming up with the University of Nebraska, Sam Houston State University and the University of Minnesota to bring you a quality rural webinar series. This no-cost webinar series will focus […]

National Rural Health Day- Live Webcast: Featuring Dr Keith Mueller – Rural Health Delivery System Reform

November 19, 2015 November 19th, 2015 is the 5th Annual National Rural Health Day! The Rural Assistance Center is pleased to partner with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health for a series of live National Rural Health Day events that celebrate the power of rural. Join Dr. Keith Mueller, Director of the Department of […]

RUPRI President and CEO Chuck Fluharty to present at NACo NADO Innovation Challenge for Coal-Reliant Communities program

November 18, 2015 – November 20, 2015 NACo and the NADO Research Foundation, with support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), are pleased to announce the eight teams selected for the final round of the Innovation Challenge for Coal-Reliant Communities program.  The selected teams—led by counties and regional development organizations and including a broad range of […]

RUPRI President and CEO Chuck Fluharty to present at NTCA TELECOM EXECUTIVE POLICY SUMMIT

November 18, 2015 Beyond Rural Walls: Identifying Impacts and InterdependenciesAmong Rural and Urban Spaces Presented By Smart Rural Community and Foundation for Rural Service in collaboration with Rep. Bill Johnson (Ohio, 6th Dist.) and Senator Al Frankin (Minnesota) View Agenda View Website

Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Steering Committee Meeting

October 25, 2015 – October 26, 2015 Launched by partner organizations Art of the Rural & Appalshop, the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange is inspiring statewide collaboration between arts, agriculture, and small business as driving forces in economic development. The Exchange is a new approach to creative placemaking that builds a statewide constellation network and integrates key sectors in […]

Rural Assembly – Washington DC

This year’s focus will be on how we create better outcomes for rural communities by specifically addressing barriers that disproportionately affect rural people and places, such as persistent poverty, disinvestment by public and private institutions, lack of access to quality healthcare, education, and technologies, and the depletion of our natural resources. Convene conversations that focus […]

OECD – Presentation by Charles Fluharty- June 20, 2015 Increasing Citizen Engagement and Trust: The Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Model

MEMPHIS, TN, May 19 2015 – Today, leaders from 34 countries gathered in Memphis for the 10th Annual Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Rural Development Conference to discuss international strategies to address rural development in the 21st century, including creating jobs, building infrastructure, expanding access to health care, and making diversified rural investments. The theme […]

From the Ground Up: Cultivating Creative People and Places

From remote studios in the woods to bustling downtown theaters, how do arts and cultural experiences contribute to the identity of a rural community or region? What resources, skills or support do rural artists and arts organizations need in order to thrive in these places? How can community and economic development leaders tap into their regions’ cultural assets as they […]

Webinar : Creative Rural Urban Alliances

Last week, RUPRI’s President and CEO Chuck Fluharty joined Art of the Rural’s Program Director Savannah Barrett and M12 (artist collective)’s Director of Programs Kirsten Stoltz for the CommunityMatters webinar in discussion about creative rural urban alliances. Thanks to the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design and the Orton Family Foundation for putting together this webinar […]