Creative Placemaking

What is Creative Placemaking?

Core aspects of Creative Placemaking include:

  • artists and the arts pivotal in the process
  • public-private relationship building
  • investment in a broad city geography
  • community engagement and development

Our definition of “artist” includes:

  • Producers
  • Processors
  • Dwellers
  • Citizens

In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, tribe, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking accentuates 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.



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