Cross Currents: Art + Agriculture



September 3-5, 2014 | Greensboro, NC
JOIN RURAL PRACTITIONERS AND LEADERS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST FOR 3 DAYS OF DIALOGUE, WORKSHOPS + EXPLORATION


OF HOW PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN THE CREATIVE ARTS AND AGRICULTURE ARE PRODUCING INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING IN RURAL COMMUNITIES.

ART-FORCE AND THE NATIONAL RURAL ASSEMBLY ARE HOSTING A CONVENING OF RURAL PRACTITIONERS AND LEADERS, ARTISANS AND ARTISTS, ENTREPRENEURS AND PHILANTHROPISTS, POLICY MAKERS AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR THREE DAYS OF DIALOGUE, WORKSHOPS, AND EXPLORATION OF HOW PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN THE CREATIVE ARTS AND AGRICULTURE CAN PRODUCE INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR ECONOMIC REDEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING IN RURAL AND ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES. The conference responds to the need for creative solutions to distressed economies whether in small rural towns, impoverished neighborhoods, or communities without resources and infrastructure.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Artists-artisans-designers, rural leaders and advocates, elected and agency representatives, CSAs and CDCs, food producers and distributors, policy researchers and scholars, entrepreneurs and small business owners who seek creative approaches to ensuring greater quality of life within their communities.

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Cross Currents: Art + Agriculture

The Rural Arts and Culture Working Group of the National Rural Assembly


The Rural Arts and Culture Working Group of the National Rural Assembly will launch a series of virtual conversations throughout 2014 that will bring together rural artists, leaders, practitioners, funders, and other rural advocates, to talk about what’s happening in the rural arts, sample some models, and encourage more camaraderie among practitioners. They will use Google Hangouts as the platform for these conversations. Send an email to whitney.crs@gmail.com to get added to the circle. The first hour is March 19 @ 4pm eastern to discuss the Year of the Rural Arts with The Art Of The Rural. #ruralarts http://ruralassembly.org/rural-arts-happy-hour
The Rural Arts and Culture Working Group of the National Rural Assembly

THE YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS


THE YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS is a biennial program of events, conversations, and online features celebrating the diverse, vital ways in which rural arts and culture contribute to American life. This inaugural effort will connect citizens, artists, scholars, designers, and entrepreneurs and meet with audiences on the grounds of universities, museums and galleries, cultural organizations, and across rural and urban communities.
The Year is coordinated by Art of the Ruraland organized by a collective of individuals, organizations, and communities from rural and urban locales across the nation. Art of the Rural fosters an open source philosophy of sharing resources and ideas, and it values exchange across regions, cultures, and disciplines.
Collaboration is at the heart of this work. Do you have a vision for an event, project, or calendar posting? Are you interested in featuring your work on the Atlas of Rural Arts and Culture or the Art of the Rural site? Would your organization like to become a partner in this work?
Please contact info@artoftherural.org or say hello on Facebookor Twitter.
Be sure to use the Year of the Rural Arts hashtag #ruralartsto share social media posts on rural arts and culture in 2014.
THE YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS