Prison and nightclubs might not sound like two things that go together, but they serve as complementary forces in the creative placemaking project Bring Down The Walls. Learn how this collaborative effort turned a decommissioned fire NYC station into a venue for community healing through interactive learning, music, and dance.
Welcome to the ArtPlace 2019 Annual Summit! We are happy to announce that this year we will be livestreaming all our Summit Plenaries on Facebook Live from Jackson, MS! Once a year, we gather ArtPlace America’s community of colleagues from the field of creative placemaking – projects and organizations we have been able to support, our foundation and government partners, and the researchers, advisors, and colleagues who help shape our work. To join us simply head over to our Facebook page at any of the times below and you'll be able to join the session.
ArtPlace kicks off our sixth research working group—all about arts, culture, and immigration—this week in Pittsburgh. See a rundown of the accomplished arts and immigration leaders, practitioners, and advocates we’ll be meeting with, and what’s on our agenda.
Renowned filmmaker Queen Muhammad Ali, great-granddaughter of Eastern American Samoa’s late Paramount Chief Tuli Le’iato, contributed this story to ArtPlace about how she's helping to heal the obesity and diabetes epidemics her island faces by bringing the power of new technologies to indigenous Samoan healing arts.
The Pollinator Garden transformed cement parking lots into profuse gardens to support bees, butterflies, and more—while also nurturing cohorts of young people to became advocates. Today it continues to help develop a new generation of leaders who will insist that our urban environments include green spaces that support diverse ecosystems.
For the past three years, artist and immigration attorney Carolina Rubio-MacWright has witnessed the ability of creative practice to empower, build community, and broaden horizons. She shared with ArtPlace what she’s learned from organizing and leading a series of “Know Your Rights” workshops for immigrants in a Brooklyn clay studio.
This month on the ArtPlace blog, we're exploring the environment: from the built to the unbuilt; from natural vistas to the horizons of the civic commons. We published this insightful guest post by urban planner Lynn Osgood one year ago this week, and believe it deserves a first anniversary encore.
Who defines what’s authentic? Why is authenticity important to creative placemaking? At the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit West in Albuquerque, New Mexico, panelists discussed these questions and others through the lenses of national research and regional case studies.
The words “artist” and “bureaucrat” can seem as opposite as the north and south poles. But poets, actors, musicians, dancers, and art-makers of all other stripes have been infiltrating our government’s ranks for years—and many are making great strides. Meet Randall Szott of the Vermont House of Representatives.
“Environment” might conjure up images of mountains, rivers, and forests. But place-based practitioners know that the “E” word can encompass “built” (human-made physical) and “unbuilt” (cultural and natural) environments. Guest contributor Judi Jennings describes some of the ways these three intersect in the field of creative placemaking, in rural as well as urban settings.