Announcing Five Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits!

November 8, 2017

By: ArtPlace America

We are excited to join a host of partners to co-produce the 2018 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits with The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking. The five regional summits are attracting hundreds of artists, planners, and community development practitioners.


Have insights to share? Want your work to be featured? Send us your session proposal!

We have room for more sessions at the 2018 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits. Find out more here, and submit a proposal. The deadline is November 17, 2017.

And learn more about the summit closest to you: Southeast, Southwest, Northeast, Appalachia, and Capital Region.


About the Leadership Summits

Now for the fourth year, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking (NCCP) is hosting the annual Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits to bring together people from across the country who strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of their communities through arts and local cultural activities.

Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program, the convening is expanding to five regional Leadership Summits in 2018. ArtPlace is the newest collaborator with NCCP, and additional partners include Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation, New Jersey Health Initiatives, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, South Arts, Tamarack Foundation, University of Denver, University of Maryland, and 11 state arts agencies.

“NCCP is investing in the people who make our communities stronger,” said ArtPlace Communications Director Adam Erickson. “By connecting regional networks, they are anticipating the growing need for community leaders to escape siloes and build bridges to creatively solve the most pressing issues of our time, together. We are thrilled to work with NCCP on this effort.”

Between March and October 2018, Leadership Summits will be held in Chattanooga (TN), Denver (CO), Newark (NJ) area, Charleston (WV), and College Park (MD). The Summits will bring together communities from rural to urban, and cover a wide range of topics, including public safety, gentrification, equity, and economic development.

“We’re excited to be working with ArtPlace America,” said NCCP Executive Director Leonardo Vazquez.  “The Leadership Summits are great. With ArtPlace America, they’re going to reach another level altogether.”

For more information go to the Summit website: Or contact NCCP Program Coordinator, Thomas Young, at tyoung [at] or 973-763-6352, x2. 


About The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking (NCCP) builds connections, capacity and community for creative placemaking. NCCP offers webinars, workshops, conferences for the public, as well as coaching and advisory services for communities.