The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The Conservation Fund, and National Trust for Historic Preservation will host an intensive three-day workshop January 14-16, 2014 for gateway communities in Appalachia that border a national or state park, wildlife refuge, forest or other public land, and that are considered “at-risk”, “distressed”, or “transitional” by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Participating communities will send teams of 4 to 7 individuals representing a cross-section of local leadership, with at least one public land manager and one community arts representative. Experts will assist each team in developing an action plan for capitalizing on their community’s unique natural and cultural-heritage resources. Tuition fee is $500/team. Teams with a diversity of participants will be given higher preference during the review of applications. Application Deadline is December 6, 2013.
If your community is interested, please register at: http://www.arc.gov/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=423 . Follow the links for further details, or contact Jo Beth Gleason in the TARCOG Planning and Economic Development department.