Places, Perceptions, and Public Value: Building Rural Arts Participation Through Community Partnership


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MA in Arts Administration

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Arts organizations looking to serve rural communities must address challenges unique to rural audiences. Through collaboration with organically congregational centers, arts organizations can capitalize on the particular resources that are available in rural communities and mitigate barriers to art participation in rural areas. Arts organizations that create partnerships with these community gathering spaces are able to provide more arts programming to rural residents while insuring institutional longevity through the building of public value.