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AARP Community Challenge

We are very pleased to share that we are one of the 159 awardees of the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program from AARP Livable Communities and AARP Utah! The awardees of this “quick action” grant program come from every state Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Through this grant we will …

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Donate to Epicenter via Amazon

With Amazon Prime Day coming up (July 15-16th), we thought it was a good time to remind you of the few ways you can support Epicenter everytime you shop at Amazon (Unless you’re anti-Amazon! In that case, just support us here.) AmazonSmile (wow, no cost to you!) Log into your regular Amazon account and visit …

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Epicenter’s 2018 Annual Report

Since Epicenter’s beginnings back in 2009, we’ve maintained a holistic approach to our work which we believe to be critical to our success. We are dedicated to Green River and our work, constantly building on what we do and redefining how we do it. Our future is bright with plans to develop more housing alongside …

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2019-20 Frontier Fellows

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

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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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