ArtPlace Field Scan: Centering Creative Youth
ARTPLACE FIELD SCAN: CENTERING CREATIVE YOUTH IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A CREATIVE PLACEMAKING FIELD SCAN
In July 2020, ArtPlace America partnered with Creative Generation to lead a research initiative focused on arts, culture, and youth development. In our tenth and final field scan we concluded that unabashedly, young creatives believe their projects benefit both people and places and promote more just and thriving communities. Specifically, youth leading creative projects in their communities see a future where: youth increase creativity and cultivate greater agency in themselves and others; communities (people and places) are more sustainable and responsive; youth-serving organizations honor personal identity and build collective belonging; places and their populations are healthier, safer, and better able to foster wellbeing; and youth and adults catalyze intergenerational cultural continuity.