RESOURCES

HOW TO DO CREATIVE PLACEMAKING?

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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.



AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION'S KNOWLEDGEBASE
Contains multiple resources from the American Planning Association that provide background and policy guidance on creative placemaking for example Measuring Outcomes of Creative Placemaking, Creative Placemaking and Equity, Creative Placemaking and Community Goals, articles, reports, guides, factsheets, blog posts, plans, statutes, regulations, and useful websites. You can filter these search results by various graphic and demographic characteristics.



ANIMATING DEMOCRACY RESOURCES HUB
Publications from Animating Democracy and other groups including books from Animating Democracy's initial study and early action-based research, case studies providing in-depth analysis of arts and humanities-based civic engagement, and essays and articles exploring different dimension of socially engaged arts work.



ART MAKING CHANGE
How does socially engaged art improve conditions in a particular community? And what is socially engaged art exactly? Helicon Collaborative has just released Mapping the Landscape of Socially Engaged Art, a new report highlighting the distinct features of artistic practice that works with and for the benefit of communities.



ARTIVATE SPECIAL ISSUE: CREATIVE PLACEMAKING & ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP
This collection of articles represents an important contribution to a nascent and growing body of literature about Creative Placemaking—the integration of arts, culture, and community engaged design into comprehensive community development efforts towards building places where all people can thrive.



CARA COURAGE TED TALK
In her Ted Talk, Cara Courage speaks to how placemaking is about telling stories; stories that help people better understand and enhance the place where they live, work and play. Placemaking is a community-led design process and its most active tool is the voice – it powers the ideas and the hammers and paintbrushes.