2021 Cultural Wealth Conference

Dates: February 23 & 25, 2021  11:30 AM – 4:30 PM CT

The Role of the Arts and Cultural Capital in Rural Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Cultural capital expresses the identity of a community and contributes to a community’s sustainability and resiliency by providing an anchor of self-reference and through its interaction with and influence over the other community capitals.  The comparative advantages of rural communities in the production of cultural capital and how this differs across rural geographies and with urban areas are other under researched topics.

This virtual conference will ask the research community to explore issues of rural cultural capital through basic research and through collaborations among researchers and the rural arts and culture research community.  Addressing what we do not know about rural arts and cultural capital and its importance in rural innovation and rural community resiliency and sustainability will be as critical to the future work of this research community as explaining what we do know.

Learn more about our theme in our Call for Proposals.

All attendees MUST register online through Eventbrite. Conference link will be provided upon registration. This event is free and open to the public.