The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ will continue its tradition of offering local design workshops that address specific community challenges, and also create a new cohort learning program that will engage rural leaders from up to 20 additional communities.

All rural communities of 50,000 or less are eligible to apply for the CIRD local workshop and learning cohort opportunities. We encourage applications from nonprofits, tribal or municipal governments, regional planning organizations, and other community partners. We hope to hear from a variety of rural communities from a wide range of backgrounds, geographies, and capacities.

Apply here: Call for Applications
Review the guidelines and eligibilty information.

For more information on how to apply watch our informational webinar and download the Power Point presentation.

You can also join us for open office hours through Facebook: June 18, 6:00-7:00pm ET & July 10, 1:00-2:00pm ET

If you are a rural service provider, please share this opportunity widely with colleagues and community leaders in rural areas who might be interested in applying.

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ is a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative in partnership with the Housing Assistance Council and buildingcommunityWORKSHOP.


Organization/Company: The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™
Location: Nationwide
Deadline: July 22, 2019
How to Apply: Review guidelines and eligibility info at
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