CIRD

Citizen's Institute on Rural Design

Articles

  • Citizens' Institute on Rural Design™ Announces 2014 Awards

    July 18, 2014

    Communities from Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, and New Hampshire to Host Rural Design Workshops.

  • Community Driven Change: CIRD & Afghanistan’s National Solidarity Programme

    June 2, 2014

    The National Solidarity Programme has vastly improved Afghanistan's rural infrastructure and communities by giving Afghan citizens an active role in government to "identify, plan, manage, and monitor their own development projects" -- demonstrating the power of community-driven change.

  • Connecticut to California: Proposals in Review

    May 27, 2014

    The Program Staff of the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ is pleased to announce the receipt of 48 applications for our 2014-15 rural design workshops! The applications came from a remarkable range of communities across 26 states, ranging from a town with a population of 414 in Indiana, to a region comprised of 17 provinces in Idaho- each with unique histories, cultures, assets and identities, yet facing challenges that are pertinent to rural communities across America.

  • Wormfarm, Charro Days and Cowboy Poetry: An Artistic Approach to Rural

    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 2nd Program Information Webinar

    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. 

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