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The Appalachian Gateway Communities Regional Workshop
February 9, 2016 @ 8:00 am - February 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Application deadline is Oct. 6, 2015.
The Appalachian Gateway Regional Workshops invite teams of 4-7 members from communities that are entry points to Appalachia’s most important natural assets–national and state parks and forests to attend an exciting, three-day action-planning workshop!
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with The Conservation Fund, will provide two regional workshop trainings for natural and cultural heritage tourism development activities to Appalachian gateway communities. In addition to enhancing a community’s natural and historic assets, the role of the arts—particularly in revitalizing downtowns–will be explored by community teams to assist in developing strategies to safeguard community character and drive local economic development.
This three-day workshop will provide teams with skills to capitalize on opportunities related to sustainable dirvers for local economic development, cultural heritage and natural resource tourism, public arts promotion, and preservation and stewardship of community character. Each team must have one public land manager and one public arts representative.
Northern Regional Workshop
December 1-3, 2015
Union Church & Berea College
Southern Regional Workshop
February 9-11, 2016
Joe Wheeler State Park
Teams are forming now! To learn more about this event, how to form a team, or apply, download an application HERE!
Cost per team is $550. Limited travel assistance available!
Please apply for the workshop closest to you! Both workshops will have similar programs.
For more information, please contact Katie Allen at (304) 876-7925
For more information on the website, please visit: http://www.conservationfund.org/resources/courses-and-events/1093-appalachian-gateway-communities-regional-workshop