March 21, 2014
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Rural Engagement Resource Newsletter

This call heard from a panel of folks with deep experience in rural engagement. Sharing their strategies & approaches are Ben Strand, University of Wisconsin Foundation, former development director for Young Auditorium in Whitewater, WI; Maria De Leon; Executive Director of National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and NEA Council member;  Bob Gates, folklorist, formerly of KY and LA Arts Councils, and winner of a lifetime achievement prize from the American Folklife Society; and Frumie Selchen, Executive Director, Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, and 2013 Governor's Award honoree for Arts Leadership.

NOTE: the beginning of this call (with introduction by Kathie deNobriga and Ben Strand’s presentation) was dropped due to technical difficulties.  The first speaker is Maria De Leon.