2022 Collaborations in Rural Arts & Cultural Wealth Practice & Scholarship Convening

March 23 & 24, 2002 • Virtual Conference for Invited Participants

Collaborations in Rural Arts and Cultural Capital for Rural Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), with the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and USDA, invites you to join us for Collaborations in Rural Arts & Cultural Wealth Practice and Scholarship, a virtual convening between rural arts & cultural wealth innovators and entrepreneurs and research scholars from higher education institutions from across the country.  This virtual event will be held on March 23 & 24, 12:30-4:30 EST.

Convening Highlights Video

Highlights Video


Conference Goal

Collaborations in Rural Arts & Cultural Wealth Practice & Scholarship

During these two half-day conversations, participants will have an opportunity to explore the mutual benefits that can be attained through collaborative research between rural arts and cultural wealth community practitioners and research scholars.  In plenary sessions and panel presentations and discussions, community practitioners will engage in conversation with research scholars on questions that will inform and impact the field, such as:

  • What has worked for you that researchers can study and share with the field?
  •      What often gets in the way of your effectiveness that researchers should examine for potential solutions?
  •      How would you like your work to connect to research?
  •      What approaches have researchers conducting participatory action research developed that make community collaborations successful?  

Research Questions

The RUPRI Rural Cultural Wealth Lab released a new report, Rural Cultural Wealth Research Priorities Final Feb 2021


  • Rural Policy Research Institute
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 
  • USDA
United States Dept of Agriculture

Conference Contacts