Ideas and Inspiration
Organized around pressing topics and leading voices, you’ll hear from leaders across the country who are addressing key community issues and moving the field of creative placemaking forward.
MONDAY, MAY 21
WELCOME & WHAT'S NEXT FOR ARTPLACE
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenter: Jamie Bennett
ArtPlace has spent the better part of the past year reflecting on our contributions toward our shared field of practice that recognizes artists and culture bearers as allies in the work of building equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities. In partnership with Arizona State University, The Kresge Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, we recently hired The Bridgespan Group to assess the strength of our field nationally. Jamie Bennett, ArtPlace’s Executive Director, will share highlights from that assessment and also how it has informed the work that ArtPlace will do over the next two-and-a-half years.
TUESDAY, MAY 22
MAKING & KEEPING PLACE IN KENTUCKY
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Presenter: Landee Bryant, Robert H Gipe, Cassia Herron, DeBraun Thomas, and Bob Martin
Outside the state, Kentucky may be known for horses, bourbon, and coal, but who are the leaders and what are the cultural strategies and partnerships that are shaping an equitable, healthy, and sustainable future? Hear from artists and organizers who are honoring a rich cultural heritage while practicing locally informed, human-centric, and holistic creative placemaking. What progress has been made? What challenges are ahead? What lessons can help other states and regions?
YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS?
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Presenters: Rip Rapson, Anika Goss-Foster, and Jamie Bennett
From its bankruptcy workout to its approach to transit to the security cameras in its downtown, Detroit, MI has been shaped with the philanthropic and private sectors in roles more traditionally played by government. And it is not alone: American communities are increasingly relying on public-private partnerships. Many of them are created in response to opportunities that arise out of market forces with very few communities first having an explicit conversation about how residents and their interests are democratically represented in those conversations.
OUR TOWNS: A 100,000-MILE JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF AMERICA
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Presenters: F. Javier Torres, Jim and Deb Fallows, Jane Chu, and Jamie Bennett
For the last five years, Deborah and James Fallows have travelled some 100,000 miles across America in a single-engine prop airplane, visiting dozens of towns. In the process, they have run across ArtPlace colleagues in Ajo, AZ; Columbus, OH; Eastport, ME; Pittsburgh, PA; and elsewhere. They have now published an account of their visits that shares the creativity and solutions being deployed on the ground across our country. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu will introduce the discussion, which will be moderated by the Surdna Foundation’s F. Javier Torres (who easily rivaled their mileage during his time at ArtPlace).
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
CREATING SAFE AND BELOVED COMMUNITIES
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Presenters: Julia Ryan, Shelton McElroy, Oscar Perez, Faith Bartley, and Jamie Hand
Safety and justice are not only fundamental ideals of our country – they are urgent issues of our time. For the last two years, ArtPlace and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have been examining community development work happening at the intersection of arts and culture and public safety. Do arts and cultural strategies have the power to create more equitable approaches to crime prevention, community-oriented policing, restorative reentry, neighborhood safety, and more? What significant paradigm shift is necessary for many practitioners and community members to begin working in this way?
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presenters: Leslie Kimiko Ward and Kate Wolford
Join us for our closing plenary as we round up the events of the ArtPlace summit 2018. 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.
Our hashtag throughout the summit is #ArtPlaceSummit. For more details and live updates go to the ArtPlace Summit Guidebook App.