Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange


The Kentucky Folklife Program is excited to serve as a 2017/2018 regional host partner for Art of the Rural’s Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange, which will be held in Bowling Green in 2017 and 2018.

Kentucky RUX is a partnership between @artoftherural and @appalshop that brings rural and urban people together in unique community settings over three weekend-long intensives each summer. During these intensives, members work together to find commonalities, deepen, connections to the people and places of the Commonwealth, and collaborate on projects that improve Kentucky communities.

For more information on Art of the Rural and the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange, visit Art of the Rural RUX program page.

News and important dates:

  • April 7, 2017: Kentucky Folklife Program’s Announcement and 2017 Application
  • April 28, 2017: Application Deadline
  • June 23, 2017: 2017 RUX Launch Press Release / Meet the 2017 Western Kentucky cohort
  • July 20, 2017: Press Release on Bowling Green weekend
  • July 28-30, 2017: RUX Bowling Green Weekend (to see pictures from the weekend, follow the link)
  • Summer 2018 Bowling Green Weekend TBA

Check out Nicole Musgrave’s reflections on her experience at the 2017 Lexington Weekend. Nicole is not only KFP’s graduate assistant, but she also served as an intern for Art of the Rural and the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange.

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