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Rural arts in Action

WATCH: Colorado Creative Industries Executive Director Margaret Hunt explains some of the benefits of rural arts in her state and what she and others are doing to encourage the growth of arts, culture and creative industries that “add vibrancy to downtowns and neighborhoods and that attract young people.”

United States of Arts

Highlighting the arts and culture across the nation. Produced in collaboration with the 56 State and Jurisdictional Arts Agencies and six Regional Arts Organizations to celebrate the National Endowment for the Arts’ 50th Anniversary.

NEA Spotlight: Rural Communities

Video spotlight on National Endowment for the Arts grants in rural communities.

Creative placemaking projects strategically link communities and local governments with artists, designers, and arts organizations to improve quality of life, create a sense of place, and revitalize local economies. See the showcase of rural areas where the arts are making a difference in these profiles by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Share your success story

We’re interested in your stories about the ways rural arts have helped in your region’s economic growth. Use the hashtag #RuralArts on Instagram and Twitter to let us know successes we should be sharing. If you have a creative concept you want to tell us about directly, please get in touch by emailing us below.