Small Community/Rural Resources

Rural creative economy, workforce and community examples, info, resources.  Continually updated!

Conferences and meetings:

  • Register for the 2021 Wisconsin Rural Partners’ Summit, five virtual sessions, May and June 2021
  • Rural Placemaking at the Intersection of Arts, Agriculture, and Economic Development, hosted by USDA Rural Development and National Endowment for the Arts, with support from DAISA Enterprises, 3-3-21.  This virtual workshop offered robust idea exchange and connection across arts and agriculture.  Video recording here.  Access Passcode: Intersect5!
  • Small Community Forum, 12-16-20, presented by Arts Wisconsin, UW-Madison/Extension Center for Economic and Community Development, USDA Rural Development Wisconsin, Wisconsin Downtown Action Council, Wisconsin Main Street Program, Wisconsin Rural Partners.  Theme:  community building and inclusivity.

Readings and resources:

Models and initiatives (an evolving list)

  • Arts/Industry Program, Kohler Co. , Kohler, and John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, offering artists the time and space to focus on the creation of new work and a unique location for their studios

Updated 4-8-21.  We’ll add more news and resources here as we find them.

Contact Anne Katz at Arts Wisconsin,, with questions, comments, and ideas.