RESOURCES

WHAT IS CREATIVE PLACEMAKING?

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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.



CREATIVE PLACEMAKING WHITE PAPER
This was the first white paper by Anne Markusen and Anne Gadwa to say that Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired.



EXPLORING OUR TOWN
Creative placemaking projects strategically link communities and local governments with artists, designers, and arts organizations to improve quality of life, create a sense of place, and revitalize local economies. This is a Hub of Resources from the NEA showing how.



HOW TO DO CREATIVE PLACEMAKING
This resource helps you navigate creative placemaking topics. Each section has a series of essays from some of the best minds in this field, and also some case studies of projects funded through the NEA’s signature arts and community development program—Our Town. Use the Our Town case studies to expand your imagination on what artists and the arts can do to impact community.



INDIANA CREATIVE PLACEMAKING TOOLKIT
The hub for creative placemaking resources, examples, funding and connections for Indiana communities. Having trouble understanding what this trendy term is? A description of what Creative Placemaking is. Also, learn how to build partnerships and talk about your success.



INFORMAL ARTS: FINDING COHESION, CAPACITY AND OTHER CULTURAL BENEFITS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
A team of ethnographers from the Chicago Center for Arts Policy at Columbia College (CCAP) conducted a research study to investigate adult participation in the “informal arts” which encompasses such diverse experiences as acting in community theater, singing in a church choir, writing poetry at the local library, or painting portraits in a home studio. These “hands-on” activities tap people’s creative potential and expand our concept of artistic participation beyond the role of audience member.