An ongoing collection of resources on non-urban culture.
ENCC, Culture Action Europe, IETM and Trans Europe Halles, Beyond the Urban: Contemporary Arts and Culture as Keys to a Sustainable and Cohesive Europe, March 2020.
ENCC and 100+Stakeholders: Crowdsourced Manifesto: Culture for Shared, Smart, Innovative Territories, 2016-2020
RUMRA & Smart Villages Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas, European Parliament Manifesto: Building a Sustainable Future for Rural Communities in Europe, 2019
European Rural Parliament, Rural People's Declaration, 2019
Register for Wide Open Spaces, our 2021 webinar on Non-Urban Culture after the pandemic
Artistic Research, Action Research and more
Beatrice Ferrara and Leandro Pisano, Manifesto of Rural Futurism, 2019
Fernando García Dory, video keynote about Inland project for Beyond the Urban webinar, 2020
Rem Koolhaas, Countryside (complete lecture, Stedelijk Museum, 2012), Countryside (article, Icon, 2014), Countryside, The Future (exhibition, Guggenheim Museum, 2020).
Reports, Case Studies, Best Practices
IETM, FRESH PERSPECTIVES 9: Arts in Rural Areas, 2020
Culture Action Europe, Culture Crops: cultural practices in non-urban territories, Beyond the Obvious report 2019
Wolfgang Schneider and Beate Kegler (ed), Vital Village, Transcript Verlag, 2018
European Network for Rural Development, Arts and culture in rural areas, Background material for the 5th NRN Meetng & Amsterdam Rural Forum, 2016
John McDonagh, Birte Nienaber and Michael Woods (ed), Globalization and Europe's Rural Regions, Routledge, 2016
J. Javier Serrano, Analysing social networks in rural development: a gender approach, International Review of Social Research 2016.
Dr Ian Hunter, A Cultural Strategy for Rural England: Investing in Rural Community Creativity and Cultural Capital, LITTORAL Arts 2006.
Arora Saurabh, Bulat Sanditov, Cultures of Caste and Rural Development in the Social Network of a South Indian Village, SAGE 2015.
Jo Lee, Arnar Árnason, Andrea Nightingale and Mark Shucksmith, Networking: Social Capital and Identities in European Rural Development, European Society for Rural Sociology, Sociologia Ruralis, Vol 45, Number 4, 2005.
Georg Wiesinger, The importance of social capital in rural development, networking and decision-making in rural areas, Association pour la diffusion de la recherche alpine, 2007.
Dr. Nancy Duxbury and Heather Campbell, Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Arts and Culture. Summary Overview, Centre for Policy Research on Culture and Communities, Simon Fraser University, prepared for the Creative City Network of Canada, 2009.
Jenny Briedenhann, Eugenia Wickens, Tourism routes as a tool for the economic development of rural areas—vibrant hope or impossible dream?, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, Wellesbourne Campus, 2003.
Toivo Muilu, Niina Kotavaara, Networking rural expertise, Linking competitiveness with equity and sustainability: new ideas for the socio-economic development of rural areas, University of Oulu Finland, European Rural Development Network, 2010.
Jean-Paul Hautecoeur, Literacy and Cultural Development Strategies in Rural Areas, Alpha, 1994.