Creative Engagement

Socially Engaged Art and Civic Art Practices Arts, Culture, and Planning Sections Artist Residencies Creative Community Engagement Creative Placemaking Cultural Asset Mapping Cultural Planning Tactics Tactical Urbanism   Socially Engaged Art Throughout the mid-20th century, the picture of the artist

Cultural Facilities

What are Cultural Facilities? A cultural facility is a facility that is open to the public that provides cultural services and facilities including, but not limited to, museums, cultural centers, historical societies, and libraries operated by a public, private, or


What is a Makerspace? A makerspace is a shared workspace that provides access to a social community, education, resources, and tools that enable people “to design, prototype, and create manufactured works that would otherwise be more challenging and cost-prohibitive to

Public Art on Private Land

Art, Zoning, and Permitting Sections Artist Live/Work Art in Storefronts Occupancy Category for Pop-ups Public Art on Private land Public Art on Public land Lighting Building Facades Special Events Open Studios Street festivals Block Parties Tactical Urbanism pop-ups  

Public Art

Public Art Public art is generated by artists that “endeavor to generate dialogue with the community, at times about the issues central to their lives.” (AFTA, 2016). Public art can be reflective of and responsive to social political, and historical

Cultural Planning

Cultural Planning Cultural planning is a place-based planning process that generates a vision and action plan for strengthening and growing arts and culture assets. The planning process provides an opportunity for jurisdictions to: expand and enhance artistic and cultural opportunities

Cultural Asset Mapping

What is Cultural Asset Mapping? Cultural asset mapping is a foundational step in cultural planning. It identifies a community’s strengths and resources through the process of inventorying tangible and intangible cultural assets. Tangible assets include arts and natural heritage resources

Creative Placemaking

Creative Placemaking Creative placemaking is a planning process that places arts at the center of shaping the character and vitality of neighborhoods, cities, towns, and regions. It is an innovative approach to advancing the planning objectives of livability, sustainability, and



Art, Community Development, and Infrastructure Community development seeks to improve the quality of life at a local-scale through projects that engage residents, leverage local assets, and address local needs. Civic engagement, economic development, housing construction and rehabilitation, infrastructure improvements, health