Creating a strong, resilient, and sustainable field of practice requires broad agreement and a common understanding of the reasons for doing the work. After a year of testing and gathering input from people new to creative placemaking and others with deep experience in the field, we are releasing a discussion guide designed for creative placemaking initiative partners to … [Read more...] about How Do We Know It’s Creative Placemaking?
National Endowment for the Arts
Local government officials and cultural leaders are increasingly embracing creative placemaking as a tool to strengthen communities. In urban and rural places across the country, they are collaborating with residents to develop arts, culture, and design projects that help transform the economic, social and physical landscape in tangible—and equitable—ways. Some local leaders … [Read more...] about AN INAUGURAL LOCAL LEADERS’ INSTITUTE FOCUSES ON CREATIVE PLACEMAKING
Excellent news this week as Congress said ‘NO’ to the President’s request to eliminate funding for the arts. How did that happen? With a lot of heavy lifting. Every time we fight this fight (and it happens every few years) we have to call on advocates from every congressional district to lobby their elected officials. We have to ask our business leaders and celebrities to … [Read more...] about Don’t Make People Think About Guns, If You Want to Fund the Arts