Rural arts and Culture Program

Rooted in Place focuses on the richness and diversity of arts and culture in small, rural and remote communities across Michigan and challenges the assumption that art/culture is only found in big cities.

Rooted documents cultural life across the state, expands awareness of local arts initiatives and broadens the definition of arts and culture.

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Rooted in Place
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Rooted in Place is now available as a free digital download. Originally published in 2002, ROOTED includes eleven essays on the diversity and power of arts and culture within our rural communities. Fifty-one Michigan organizations are featured with examples of their noteworthy projects and activities. The wisdom and examples in ROOTED IN PLACE continue to have validity today ? to inform and inspire individuals involved in arts, culture, humanities and community development.

PLEASE NOTE: Rooted in Place is no longer available in print form. Originally published with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the MSU Museum and the Americana Foundation, the digital edition has been supported by the Michigan State University Museum.