Welcome to the ArtPlace 2018 Annual Summit in Louisville!

We’re so glad to have you join us.

Once a year, we gather ArtPlace America’s community of colleagues from the field of creative placemaking – projects and organizations we have been able to support, our foundation and government partners, and the researchers, advisors, and colleagues who help shape our work.

Louisville gives us a culture rich backdrop to hear from national and local leaders on some of the most pressing issues facing our field and our communities, who will inspire and equip us with the insights and strategies to advance our work.

You can choose your own adventure based on the skills
 you’re looking to develop with practical workshops on the diversity of fundraising, as well as tips on understanding and measuring your impact. Storytelling and filmmaking workshops will help you get the word out, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the latest approaches to impact evaluation and new resources for creative placemaking.

You’ll also have an opportunity for deeper connection and reflection during small group discussion seminars, designed and facilitated by the Aspen Institute Executive Leadership Seminars. We believe that holding space for productive, generative, and creative dialogue is a cornerstone of a healthy democracy, and fundamental to meaningful work in every community.

Throughout the summit, sessions will run in three formats – plenaries, workshops, and seminars – each providing a different learning opportunity. Check out the following pages for more information on all the sessions and find the materials you’ll need.

After our closing session, we hope you will head home with fresh reflections on your work, a stronger network, and new ideas and skills to further your impact in your community. So, let’s have fun and recharge as we reflect, connect, and fill up on the knowledge and inspiration our incredible community has to offer. 

Please feel free to tweet the inspiration you find throughout the summit using our hashtag #ArtPlaceSummit.

Click here to download the official Summit booklet, which includes the agenda, session descriptions, and seminar readings. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download our Guidebook App so you can see which rooms your sessions are in, and to find out more about the presenters.

-The ArtPlace Team