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.



ART MAKING CHANGE
Cultural placekeeping guide for arts agencies, arts and culture organizations, and artists— Produced by CERF+ In collaboration with South Arts.



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.



CREATIVE PLACEMAKING IN COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
An introduction to ArtPlace's vision of Creative Placemaking by ArtPlace Director Jamie Bennett as part of the Investment Review from the San Francisco Fed.



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.



CREATIVE PLACEMAKING: RETHINKING THE ROLE OF ARTS & CULTURE IN STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES
This resource is an address to the League of Historic American Theatres conference, in Minneapolis by Rip Rapson, the Chair of the Kresge Foundation. He talks about the Foundation’s particular conception of creative placemaking as being fueled by their belief that a powerful synergy emerges when you marry it to a focus on urban opportunity – that arts and cultural activities belong front and center in efforts to revitalize and re-imagine some of America’s most disinvested places.