Welcome to the ArtPlace 2019 Annual Summit in Jackson!

We’re so glad you’re here.

Since the first ArtPlace Summit in 2013, ArtPlace America has gathered a community of colleagues from the field of creative placemaking once a year to help foster connections among peers. This is our seventh and our second to last summit before our work culminates at the end of 2020. We are thrilled to be in Jackson, which gives us a culturally rich backdrop to hear from national and local leaders on some of the most pressing issues facing our communities and our field.

This year, sessions will run in five formats: PLENARIES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, PEER EXCHANGES, and BREAK ROOM. Each format provides a different learning opportunity - check out the following pages for more information on all the sessions.

What we’ve learned from past summits, is that our community takes seriously the radical act of gathering. We see this time together as a laboratory for new ideas and inspiration; a classroom for learning tools and techniques; and a space for reflecting, connecting, and caring for ourselves and others.

Please be sure to download the Guidebook App so you can see which rooms your sessions are in, and to find out more about each presenter. Use the hashtag #ArtPlaceSummit to share updates online.

At the end of our time together in Jackson, we hope you’ll head home with fresh reflections on your work, a stronger network, and new ideas and tools to further your impact in your community.


We hope you enjoy the Summit!

—ArtPlace Team



Instead of ordering 400 new organic cotton tote bags this year, our friends at Grist advised us to double down on reuse, so we are staging a Tote Bag Swap. Bring one (or more!) of yours from home to Jackson, and pick up one that’s new to you in return.

Participate in this collective action to have fun and help our environment!