The Rural Project: Call for Proposals
Columbia’s Indie Grits Lab invites artists connected to small towns and rural communities across the Southeast to develop projects around stories and experiences. The Rural Project focuses on issues facing this often overlooked and disrespected part of our region in the 21st century. The dominance of industrialized farming and the shrinking of domestic manufacturing have transformed the landscape of much of the South. In its wake, communities struggle with many of the same issues faced by underserved urban populations: poor access to education, health care, and opportunities for advancement. Deadline: December 24.