Community Development

June 21, 2012 by admin
Funders, arts administrators, and other people trying their hand at creative placemaking (artists and more unlikely suspects) find their way to me. Because I coauthored Creative Placemaking, the 2010 white paper for the NEA’s Mayors’ Institute on City Design, I’m an authority, yet folks get through to me with a cold call or email, instead of waiting for an announced webinar from the National Endowment for the Arts or ArtPlace or trying to read between the lines of application guidelines. Read More...
June 21, 2012 by admin
Enriching our culture and engaging diverse and underserved communities, small arts organizations pop up, flourish, and sometimes flounder, mostly under the philanthropic radar. They often foster artistic expressions not adequately served by larger organizations. Read More...
May 23, 2012 by admin
52 pages, May 2012. National Governors Association, NGA Center for Best Practices, 444 N. Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 624-5300, www.nga.org/center. Download:    New Engines of Growth (3.3Mb) Read More...
February 19, 2012 by admin
Caron Atlas, Project Director and Editor. 2011, 200 pages, Arts and Democracy Project, Brooklyn, New York Bridge Conversations is an inspiring collection of interviews, dialogues, and essays with artists, arts administrators, activists, and politicians using the arts to build, reflect, and improve community. It is thoughtfully constructed and inclusive in those selected to participate, their topics, and their approaches. Read More...
September 24, 2011 by admin
2011, 95 pages. Artspace Projects, 250 Third Avenue North Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55401, (612) 333-9012, http://www.artspace.org/. Download:    How Art Spaces Matter II (5.5Mb) Read More...
September 24, 2011 by admin
2010, 123 pages. Artspace Projects, 250 Third Avenue North Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55401, (612) 333-9012, http://www.artspace.org/. Download:    How Artist Space Matters (3.2Mb) Read More...
November 19, 2010 by admin
Download:    Creative Placemaking (4.7Mb) Creative Placemaking features sections on the: Challenges for creative placemaking such as clearing regulatory hurdles and developing evaluation metrics. Components of successful projects including mobilizing public will and designing around distinctiveness. Read More...
May 28, 2010 by Abigail
2009, 123 pages. Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History Foundation, 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90007, 213-763-3466, www.nhm.org Read More...
May 14, 2010 by Abigail
September 2008, 53 pages. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 140 S. Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, 60603, 312-726-800, www.macfound.org Read More...