Citizen's Institute on Rural Design
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 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.
January 21, 2014
We have had a whirlwind of a year at CIRD! We held four fantastic workshops that were catalytic events for each of the host communities, launched the rural-design.org website with an extensive set of Resources for Rural Communities, and held four informative and inspiring capacity building conference calls with our partners at the Orton Family Foundation and Community Matters.
September 3, 2013
After a lively discussion with Placemaking expert Ed McMahon about the Secrets of Successful Communities, participants shared their lingering questions. This post contains Ed's responses and insights.
June 12, 2013
The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design has announced four organizations selected to host design workshops in rural communities in Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Texas.