April Fitzpatrick, a native of Jackson, MS, is a visual artist, art therapist, and founder and CEO of Pineapples with Purpose, LLC. She provides Black communities that have limited or no mental and emotional wellness resources with accessible art techniques to tell their stories and support their wellness. She stops by the ArtPlace blog to chat about inviting and centering community voices by intentionally increasing the use of art and symbolism to access the core of trauma.
Several exciting new resources are now available as part of the collaboration between ArtPlace America and NASAA, Strengthening the State Arts Agency Support System for Creative Placemaking. Together, these three resources provide a previously unavailable articulation of the many ways in which state arts agencies support creative placemaking, and how practitioners can better access public resources for creative placemaking projects.
Jessica Solomon is a facilitator, cultural strategist, and organization development practitioner working alongside changemakers to create the conditions for emergent solutions, and more impactful teams, organizations and systems. We sat down with Jess to talk about her focus on developing national and regional strategies for social campaigns, convenings and activations that creatively championed social and economic justice.
Joe Tolbert Jr. is a minister, art critic, and the founder and lead cultural strategist of Art at the Intersections. His work is at the intersections of art, culture, spirituality and social justice and he looks at how spiritual practice is often or outright omitted from the cultural practice conversation.
Today we are releasing ArtPlace: 10 Years, a publication that tells the story of ArtPlace America. Available now in digital format, it will soon be available as a print-on-demand book. ArtPlace brought together a range of private philanthropy into coordinated partnership, then funded nearly 300 creative placemaking, placekeeping, and placetending initiatives across the country.
The ArtPlace America Virtual Summit is a celebration and culmination of a decade of work. As part of our blog series focusing on our BIPOC affinity group leaders Scott Oshima (Sustainable Little Tokyo) discusses what it means to value artists and cultural bearers as leaders and organizers within, anti-displacement work, and the field of creative placemaking.
As you know this year, ArtPlace America culminates a decade of work. In addition, for the first time ever our ArtPlace Annual Summit will be going virtual the week of October 26-30, 2020. Not only is the summit free to attend, but we will be livestreaming our daily plenaries.
The ArtPlace America Virtual Summit is a celebration and culmination of a decade of work. As part of our blog series focusing on our BIPOC affinity group leaders Carol Zou and Mallory Rukhsana Nezam talk about their affinity group for BIPOC Cultural and Community Workers Who Are Tired AF. Inspired by the work of Audre Lorde and The Nap Ministry, they will hold space for people who are burnt out by the rhythms of white supremacist imperialist capitalist patriarchy.
The ArtPlace America Virtual Summit is a celebration and culmination of a decade of work. This blog post is part of a series focusing on our BIPOC affinity group leaders; peer led, community organized sessions that meet a couple of times before, during, and/or after the summit. This week the AAPI Creative Placekeeping and Placemaking Learning Circle talks about their year and the importance of connecting to culture as a foundation of any work.
Registration is open for the ArtPlace America Virtual Summit, a celebration and culmination of a decade of work. This blog post is part of a series focusing on our BIPOC affinity group leaders; peer led, community organized sessions that meet a couple of times before, during, and/or after the summit. Kicking the series off is Theodore (Ted) Jojola of the University of New Mexico’s Indigenous Design and Planning Institute (iD+Pi) who will host three Affinity Group conversations around Placemaking and Placeknowing.