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Seeking Local Partners

Here in Green River we’ve recently had far too many families unable to find housing, forcing them leave town or move into poor conditions. We’ve also been contacted by young people looking to move back to Green River, but there are no options for them. So, in an effort to reverse this trend, we are …

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National Governor’s Association Offers Strategies for Creative Sector to Revitalize Rural Communities

WASHINGTON — Struggling rural communities have found new life through smart public policies that boost the creative sector, the National Governors Association said in a report and action guide that is the product of more than a year of research across a wide swath of the country. Rural Prosperity through the Arts and Creative Sector: …

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Meet Lindsey Briceno

We are honored to welcome Lindsey Briceno to the permanent Epicenter team. She joins us as a Rose Architectural Fellow through Enterprise Community Partners. For the next two years, she will implement our downtown revitalization plan, develop affordable housing, bring new resources to the region, and much more.   Maria Sykes: Hi Lindsey. First off, …

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Meet Lydia Thompson

Lydia in Canyonlands, where she spent as many weekends as possible growing up in nearby SW Colorado.   We are excited to welcome Lydia Thompson to Green River for the next six weeks as an intern! She will be working on many projects during her time, including the Frontier Fellowship, a lunar eclipse event, and …

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Frontier Fellowship Applications Open

The Frontier Fellowship provides creative practitioners the opportunity to live and work with Epicenter in Green River, Utah (pop. 952). Fellows generate new work that is informed by the town’s history, the surrounding desert landscape, and the local residents. While in residence, Fellows execute community-based projects that align with Epicenter’s mission and long term goals. …

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Giving Tuesday 2018

Empowering Local Leaders   Friends near and far, Would you believe that in just 41 days, Epicenter enters its 10th year of operations? I can hardly believe it myself! Some days it feels like we’re still a scrappy little startup, nimble and experimental to our core. However, most days we know that we’re leaders in …

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Meet Dijana Alickovic

Board Member Dijana Alickovic on the coast of Torres del Paine National Park, Chile As Epicenter has grown this year, we’ve continued to add new board members and we’re excited to announce the addition of Dijana Alickovic! Read our short Q & A below to learn more about Dijana, her work, and her passion for …

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Meet Ren Hatt

Community Coordinator Ren Hatt in front of the famous Green River Watermelon Float Our other new Community Coordinator is Green River native Ren Hatt. Get to know Ren and what he’s going to be doing with Epicenter in the interview below. Epicenter: You’re originally from Green River. What brought you back? Ren: I’d lived in …

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Meet Annalee Howland

Community Coordinator Annalee Howland (bottom) with wife Tammy. Next up on our series of new faces at Epicenter is Community Coordinator Annalee Howland. Learn more about her story and what she’ll be doing with us in the interview below. Epicenter: You’re originally from Green River. What brought you back? Annalee: Green River has always been …

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