Creative Placemaking Resource Hub
The intersection of creative placemaking and higher education.
The Creative Placemkaing Resource Hub is a living archive of creative placemaking scholarship and practice, designed for the students, teachers, artists, and community leaders who move the field forward.
The core of the Hub are the resources gathered and created by ArtPlace America during its ten years of field-making activities (2010-2020). ArtPlace transferred its archive to a2ru with the intention that the Hub should continue to grow over time, incorporating additional resources from the creative placemaking field to reflect its continued evolution. a2ru will add to the Hub regularly, as well as host events on creative placemaking at our conferences and as part of our webinar series.
What is placemaking?
According to ArtPlace America, “Creative placemaking is the intentional integration of arts, culture, and community-engaged design strategies into the process of equitable community planning and development. It’s about artists, culture-bearers, and designers acting as allies to creatively address challenges and opportunities. It’s about these artists and all of the allies together contributing to community-defined social, physical, and economic outcomes and honoring a sense of place.”
How to Use the Hub
Use the multi-factor search function below to explore Hub resources related to different sectors, audiences, and art forms involved in creative placemaking. You can also browse the Selected Resources menu for rotating themed collections of resources, and the Latest Resources menu for the newest additions to the Hub.
Submit a Resource
Have a case study, syllabus, article, event or other creative placemaking resource you’d like to appear on the Hub? Please contact us and include “Creative Placemaking HUB Resource” in the subject line.
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Learn more about ArtPlace America’s work and creative placemaking basics.
Creative Placemaking? What is it that you do?Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, explains the work of ArtPlace America and Creative Placemaking.
How to Do Creative PlacemakingThis resource helps you navigate creative placemaking topics. Each section has a series of essays from some of the best minds in this field, and also some case studies of projects funded through the NEA’s signature arts and community development program—Our Town.
Creative Placemaking in Community Planning and Development: An Introduction to ArtPlace AmericaAn introduction to ArtPlace's vision of Creative Placemaking by ArtPlace Director Jamie Bennett as part of the Investment Review from the San Francisco Fed.
ArtPlace: 10 YearsArtPlace: 10 Years tells the story of ArtPlace America. ArtPlace brought together a range of private philanthropy into coordinated partnership, then funded nearly 300 creative placemaking, placekeeping, and placetending initiatives across the country.
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