Socially Engaged Art and Civic Art Practices OVERVIEW Since the 1960’s a proliferation of practices have been born into being that describe different ways of improving physical places through social interventions. The wealth of words like placemaking, placekeeping, public design,
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Creative Placemaking OVERVIEW 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,
Community Development OVERVIEW Art in the public realm intersects with the built environment in both expected and novel ways. It can react to current conditions, arise from public- and private-sector led revitalization and redevelopment, and engage with the civic issues
An important area of planning and policymaking is nurturing the economic development of the sector, which includes small, mid-sized, and large arts organizations and small individual artists/producers. There is a wealth of literature and data about the impact of the