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Reflections on Rural Placemaking

Reflections on Rural Placemaking front pageThe Housing Assistance Council and buildingcommunityWORKSHOP partnered to explore how rural communities are utilizing creative placemaking to respond to the unique priorities of these communities. Their joint Reflections on Rural Placemaking outlines key lessons and opportunities for rural communities and creative placemaking. 

How to Do Creative Placemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community

ArtsThe National Endowment for the Arts published How to Do Creative Placemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community Development as a resource for engaging with the arts sector, useful information for community developers. The book is a collection of framing essays that introduce creative placemaking values and practice, as well as case studies gleaned from the NEA’s Our Town creative placemaking program.


Creative Placemaking Ohio

The Ohio CDC Association and Ohio Citizens for the Arts – through NACEDA's Creative Placemaking Immersion Program – partnered to host creative placemaking learning events in Ohio's Hamilton and Zanesville, attracting placemakers from community development, the arts sector, city governments, and more to learn how creative placemaking can fit into their local contexts and projects.

Watch the video the partnership made about their experience as state level organizations working for creative, prosperous people and places.  

A Creative Placemaking Field Scan: Housing

ArtsArtPlace America (a 10 year creative placemaking initiative) commissioned field scans to better understand how arts and culture interacts with different sectors within community development. Read the summary blog on 6 Things That Arts Can Do for Housing. And, access the full housing field scan, Exploring the Ways Arts and Culture Intersects with Housing.


Public Arts Resource Center

PARCAmericans for the Arts’ Public Arts Resource Center is an online portal for professionals and artists working in the public art field. Access a wide arrange of resources from sample documents and templates to case studies and research papers that can help you find tools, resources, and opportunities tailored to different roles in the public art field.


Building Vibrancy: Creative Placemaking Strategies for Gateway City Growth and Renewal

BuildingEngaging arts and culture in community development can be a regional strategy as well as a hyperlocal one. Mass Inc and ArtSpace examine the benefits that creative placemaking can have for Massachusetts’ “Gateway Cities” -- regional economic drivers outside of the Greater Boston area. While focused on the Massachusetts context, the lessons can be generalized to other parts of the country. Read Building Vibrancy: Creative Placemaking Strategies for City Growth and Renewal.


Creative Placemaking: How to Do It Well

createIn the Creative Placemaking white paper, Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwan Nicodemus set the framework for Our Town, a funding initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). After examining Our Town projects, Markusen and Nicodemus further explore the practice of creative placemaking -- collecting insights and best practices in Creative Placemaking: How to Do It Well.

Catalyzing Networks for Social Change: A Funder’s Guide

Monitor InstituteNACEDA highlights the power of networks, and activating engaged networks is vital to creative placemaking practice no less than other community development focuses. The Monitor Institute takes a funder's position to explore the necessity of networks and how to catalyze diverse actors to connect people, ideas, and resources. Read Catalyzing Networks for Social Change.

$100,000 NEA Grant Sends Significant Signal To Neighborhoods

The fact that NACEDA's first direct federal grant came from the National Endowment for the Arts reveals a lot about the challenges neighborhoods face and how our movement will address those challenges, asserts NACEDA Executive Director Frank Woodruff.

July 15, 2015