ArtPlace America recently announced it secured close to $28 million in funding to support creative placemaking from 14 foundations, including its newest partner, the Barr Foundation in Boston. This development further underscores the growing impact creative placemaking is having on communities and nonprofit arts organizations across the country.
Creative placemaking, supported by a diverse set of funders, is much harder in practice than in theory. Which is why these heavy hitters are partnering to create more know-how to drive positive outcomes.Read More
A big recent grant to a national arts organization seeks to "build local capacity to take on complex social challenges" in two cities. That's pretty ambitious. Just where is creative placemaking headed?Read More
No one disputes the pivotal role creative entrepreneurs play in revitalizing communities. The challenge, rather, lies in their inability to access the resources, expertise, and capital to pursue these endeavors. Catalyzing Culture and Community Through CDFIs helps to solve this problem.Read More