The school exists across places and is shared between local rural communities, local cultural organisations and associated research initiatives.


The Rural School of Economics was set up by artists Kathrin Böhm and Wapke Feenstra from Myvillages.

Myvillages has been connecting communities, individuals and spaces using a trans-local identifier: The Rural. Myvillages is an international collective founded in 2003, and is registered as an International Foundation in the Netherlands.


The Rural School of Economics website was built by An Endless Supply. Indra Gleizde and Bertwin Wenink are looking after the content and maintenance.


Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Noord Brabant in the Netherlands
Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Village of Lumsden, Aberdeenshire, UK Pollinaria, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
Lumbung.Space, documenta fifteen, Kassel, Germany
Brest Fortress Development Foundation, Belarus
World of Gusli, Pushkino, Russia
Business Department, Alanus University, Alfter, Germany

Terrra, Brezoi, Rumania


Associated Initiatives, Research Groups and Organisations currently include:
Rural Imaginations Group, ASCA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cultural Geography Group at Wageningen University, Netherlands 
Community Economies Institute, Sydney, Australia
Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Wirtschaft, Alfter, Germany
Rural Environmental Field School, University of Colorado, Boulder, US
Cultures 4 Resilience (C4R) together with atelier d’architecture autogerée in Paris, and Casco Art Institute in Utrecht