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.
ArtPlace America and Welcoming America are thrilled to announce the release of “Bridging Divides, Creating Community: Arts, Culture, and Immigration.” Researched and authored by John Arroyo, PhD, AICP, this report is the eighth in ArtPlace’s series of cross-sector field scans exploring how arts and cultural practitioners have long been and may increasingly be partners in helping to achieve community development goals.
How do communities share important health and civic messages during a pandemic? Creatively, with artists. Margy Waller, Art on the Streets, talks about how they created a participatory creative campaign to “Stay Home Save Lives” that people could do from inside their homes, for which they would not need any materials other than what they could provide them digitally.
One afternoon choreographer Maura García danced to the music of Navajo-fronted band, DDAT in the homelands of the Kaw and Osage nations. The resulting film - a part of the "Natives NOW" project - is a multilayered music video, uniting Indigenous artists across genres and milesand a celebration of the intertribal Native community.
This year, ArtPlace America culminates a decade of work as part of an extraordinary community of artists, community developers, culture bearers, designers, government officials, philanthropists, and researchers who have come together from rural, suburban, Tribal, and urban communities across the United States.
Carlton Turner, Director of Sipp Culture, reminds us of what is possible in this moment, a transition from a community of consumers to a community of producers. "This letter is an open invitation for my community and every community to take control of the food production needed to keep people fed, healthy and cared for. We have the land. We have the knowledge. I pray we have the will! Our lives literally depend on it."