We resource artists and culture bearers across the country to build the field, change narratives, and bridge divides.
We connect visionary people and transformative ideas towards a thriving rural culture.
We broadcast inclusive, nuanced rural stories and support the storytellers who share them.
We invite people to meet one another, build relationships, and work together across distance and difference.
Our initiatives are long-term, trust-based efforts that co-create spaces for exchange and impact across the traditional dividing lines of place, practice, and lived experience.
A nationally-celebrated creative leadership program using place-based cultural exchange to develop the skills, networks, and capacity of rural and urban leaders to bridge divides and make change.
A long-term, collaborative initiative grounded in the cultures, communities, and histories of the Upper Mississippi River region.
Exhibitions, publications, and media projects reframe the narrative on rural America and Indian Country to foster sustained exchanges between communities.
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