Sustainability

Creative Placemaking and the NEA

CREATIVE PLACEMAKING AND THE NEA
The role of the NEA in shaping the arts and cultural sector is not well understood. This paper focuses on the development of the governance of the creative placemaking policy to unpack the complexity of the role of the NEA. In particular on three main tools developed by the NEA to spur a multi-level governance: research, grants, and partnerships.

Why Cities Can't Afford to Lose Their Artists

WHY CITIES CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE THEIR ARTISTS
A look at America's leading arts hubs and their roles in economic development.

Cities Remix / Experiments to Embed Pokémon GO

CITIES REMIX A PLAYFUL PLATFORM / EXPERIMENTS TO EMBED POKEMON GO
The 2018 report, “Cities Remix a Playful Platform,” reveals how cities can embed popular platforms for augmented reality (AR) in local events and campaigns — from walking tours at neighborhood libraries to Open Street Festivals. The report offers case studies and lessons learned from trials conducted in 2017 in five cities to engage players in local activities.

Introducing the Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines

INTRODUCING THE ASSEMBLY: CIVIC DESIGN GUIDELINES
The Assembly Guidelines capture the culmination of four years of research and collaboration—with input from 200+ studies, 50+ cities, and dozens of expert advisors—to provide evidence-based design and maintenance strategies for creating cities where people trust each other, have confidence in local institutions, and actively work together to address local priorities.

ALAANA equity report

WHAT ARE THE PARADIGM SHIFTS NECESSARY FOR THE ARTS SECTOR TO NURTURE THRIVING INSTITUTIONS OF COLOR? 
Yancey Consulting asked the question whether sustainability is the true intent. Is the desire for organizations to “maintain [their] own viability” or be “able to be supported with the basic necessities or sufficient funds”? We found that sustainability is the start but not the end. Findings are intended as critical steps in creating a more equitable environment for historically disinvested arts and culture organizations to thrive.

Creative Placemaking and Expansion of Opportunity

CREATIVE PLACEMAKING AND EXPANSION OF OPPORTUNITY
This paper examines critical needs or opportunities to help the Creative Placemaking field continue to take root in community planning, and to better contribute to expanded opportunity and equity in low-income communities.

Cultural Mapping

CULTURAL MAPPING: A HANDBOOK FOR DEVELOPING A CREATIVE PLACEMAKING TOOL
This handbook outlines the process of creating GEOLOOM, a tool to foster creative placemaking through capturing the broad range of arts and culture in Baltimore, Maryland. The process can be adapted for a community of any size, city or town, urban or rural and hopes to assist in the decision-making necessary for making communities vibrant and sustainable.