RESOURCES

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ARTS IN PLACE
This interdisciplinary book explores the role of art in placemaking in urban environments, analyzing how artists and communities use arts to improve their quality of life. It explores the concept of social practice placemaking, where artists and community members are seen as equal experts in the process. Drawing on examples of local level projects from the USA and Europe, the book explores the impact of these projects on the people involved, on their relationship to the place around them, and on city policy and planning practice.



BEYOND THE BUILDING: PERFORMING ARTS AND TRANSFORMING PLACE
A white paper based on the "Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place" convening which was held by the National Endowment for the Arts with support from ArtPlace America in November 2014. The convening focused on developing a better understanding of how performance-based organizations, and the artists they engage, use the term creative placemaking and transform places through their artistic practices.



CATALYST INITIATIVE PILOT PROJECT REPORTS
This is the first series of reports on the Catalyst Initiative, a program of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice. It chronicles the one-year journeys of artists teaming up with non-arts partners within a community to tackle projects ranging from community engagement and visioning processes to creative education practices and organizational capacity building. 



CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND THE ARTS
This paper focuses on one aspect of the social impact of the arts: their influence on civic engagement. Its purpose is to assess the current state of knowledge about the relationship between the arts and civic engagement and to suggest documentation and evaluation strategies that artists, cultural and community organizations, philanthropists, and public agencies could take to improve the quality of that knowledge.



CREATING CHANGE: THE ROLE OF THE ARTISTS IN ANTI-DISPLACEMENT
As neighborhoods gentrify the fear of displacement increases and the narrative of the arts as a catalyst to gentrification and subsequent displacement comes into play. What is the role of the arts in anti-displacement?



CREATIVE EXCHANGE TOOLKITS
Loads of Practical toolkits from artists and art organizations for creative, artist-led community projects and programs. Meet the people around the country who are using their art, creativity and connections to shape their communities.