Citizen's Institute on Rural Design


  • 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. 

  • The Year 2013 at CIRD!

    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 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.

  • Call in Review: Secrets of Successful Communities with Ed McMahon

    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.

  • Citizens' Institute on Rural Design Announces 2013 Awards

    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.