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Join the Artist Directory

August 21, 2019

Are you an artist or a creative looking to get plugged into a community?
Are you looking for connections to bookings & commissions?
Are you looking to collaborate with other artists or other creative thinkers?
Apply to be in the Arts & Culture Coalition Directory!
Follow the link below to submit your application!

Introducing Middle Border Explorer!

August 1, 2019

Nothing to do? Think again! Grab a friend and play Middle Border Explorer for a chance to win cash! ...

Fellowship Applications Open July 15-August 19

July 16, 2019

Do you want to be a part of making the Dan River Region even better? Over the past 3 years, we have helped leverage over 40 emerging leaders from across OUR region.

Apply for our Fellowship program and let MBF support your leadership development journey! This FREE year long program will provide the tools you need to make a lasting impact in our region and YOUR community!

Each month, you will network with other grassroots leaders, learn about the assets and challenges facing our region, and develop your full leadership potential. This is a hands on program where you will explore the region, create projects and grow into your potential!

Apply here!

Youth Forward

March 15, 2019

Youth Forward

Do you want to:
-Develop your leadership potential?
-Meet local leaders of ALL ages?
-Connect more deeply with your community?

You're in the right place! Formerly Junior Leadership Southside, Youth Forward is a leadership program designed to help YOU maximize your abilities, right where you live!

Youth Forward is facilitated by Middle Border Forward. It meets in Danville, Virginia 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Wednesday, June 10-12 and June 17-19, 2019. There is no cost to attend. All participants will receive a $300 stipend upon completion of program. Lunch will be provided daily.


Applications are due April 22, 2019 by 11:59pm. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact, or call (434) 483-2894.

New Board Member Applications Open!

February 18, 2019

Middle Border Forward (MBF) is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill vacancies on its board of directors. This is an opportunity for civic-minded citizens to help shape the future of the Middle Border region (City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Caswell County).

When asked why he chooses to serve on the MBF board, Brandon Atkins says, “It’s easier to criticize than create. I like being a part of an organization that inspires action. Our board encourages open discussion and exploration.  We often hear from newcomers that it’s unlike any other board they’ve been a part of.”

Middle Border Forward is an equal opportunity organization which holds diversity and inclusion as core values.  As such, all applications are welcome and will be considered regardless of education level, age, sex, gender, race, religion, and previous board service experience.  However, applicants must live and/or work within the Middle Border region.

“The ideal candidate for MBF’s board is someone who ‘gets’ our mission,” says Jennifer Gregory, executive director, “Someone with a passion for this region and a commitment to making it a place we’re ALL proud to call home.”

Applications are available here.  To be considered for appointment to the board in June 2019, applications must be submitted by March 18. 

Questions regarding board service or the application process should be directed to Jennifer Gregory at (434) 483-2894.