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General News : Mar 6, 2014

Using the Arts for Resiliency in Rural Communities Symposium

Please join us for the Using the Arts for Resiliency in Rural Communities Symposium March 27-28, 2014 in Apalachicola, Fla. The symposium will focus on how the arts can build capacity, coping, creative problem solving and enhance wellness in rural communities through presentation of best practice models, workshops and training sessions. Presenters include leaders from the Franklin’s Promise Coalition, the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine and the Institute of Food and Agricultural SciencesFlorida State University and the Florida Office of Rural Health.

Professionals in health, social and human services, the arts, community nonprofit agencies, educators, and those engaged in community building, disaster management or social services in rural communities are invited to attend. 

The program will begin on March 27 at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. on March 28. The program fee is $60. Block rate accommodations are available at the Best Western and the Water Street Inn. 

Also, for those who would like to stay and enjoy a weekend on the beautiful Forgotten Coast, a special workshop, Theatre for Resiliency, will be presented by John Sullivan on Saturday, March 29.  

For more information and to register for the symposium and Saturday workshop, click here.

This symposium is presented by the Franklin’s Promise Coalition, the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.