ART MAKING CHANGE
Cultural placekeeping guide for arts agencies, arts and culture organizations, and artists— Produced by CERF+ In collaboration with South Arts.
ART MAKING CHANGE
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.
ARTPLACE FIELD SCAN: BRIDGING DIVIDES, CREATING COMMUNITY: ARTS, CULTURE, AND IMMIGRATION
Authored by John Arroyo, Ph.D., AICP and in partnership with Welcoming America Bridging Divides, Creating Community: Arts, Culture, and Immigration highlights the power that creative placemaking holds for those working to create an America where everyone – including immigrants and refugees – can belong and thrive. A mix of strategic framing, case studies, and recommendations lift up the incredible work already happening at this intersection while serving as a new resource for arts practitioners and immigration advocates alike.
ARTPLACE FIELD SCAN: BUILDING COMMUNITY WEALTH: THE ROLE OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN EQUITABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
In partnership with Common Future, ArtPlace's ninth field scan "Building Community Wealth: The Role of Arts and Culture in Equitable Economic Development" describes the 6 ways arts and culture advance community wealth building including: Facilitating collaboration for complex group decision-making; accessing imagination to bring new economic structures into being; building power to strengthen movements that shift local economic conditions; healing individuals and communities from extractive labor and economic practices; making the case for holistic, people-centered financing; creating new and sustaining existing forms of resource generation.
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.
ARTPLACE FIELD SCAN: TRANSFORMING THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SECTOR THROUGH ARTS & CULTURE
Co-authored by ArtPlace America and NORC at the University of Chicago this report is one in ArtPlace’s series of cross-sector field scans exploring how arts and cultural practitioners have long been and may increasingly be partners in helping to achieve community development goals. It summarizes insights from the working group dialogue, key trends in the workforce development sector, and six ways that arts and culture can influence workforce development including: Build power and drive policy change; Improve recruiting, hiring, and advancement; Highlight the social determinants of employment; Create regenerative jobs and firms; Connect workers to opportunities; and Build technical and critical skills.