Case Study

Case studies are based on projects by MAPC and other public, non-profit, and private organizations in Massachusetts, New England and throughout the US. They are divided into three themes for cultural planning, creative placemaking, and public arts & culture. Use

Percent for Art Examples

Percent for Art Programs OVERVIEW What are the indicators of a successful percent-for-art program? How do you move from an ordinance or policy document to a robust program? And how do communities of different sizes design and implement percent-for-art policies

Creative Economy

Creative Economy OVERVIEW An important area of planning and policymaking is nurturing the economic development of the sector. This work includes ensuring the economic strength and sustainability of small, mid-sized, and large arts organizations and small individual artists/producers. It also

Cultural Districts

This Page is Under Construction Come back soon! Learn More Arts and Culture Planning: A Toolkit for Communities The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning produced this Arts and Culture Planning Toolkit to help municipalities incorporate arts and culture into their

Public Art

Public Art OVERVIEW Public art is any type of art intended for public spaces or the public realm. It is typically created by artists who “endeavor to generate dialogue with the community, at times about the issues central to their

Percent for Art

What is Percent-for-Art? OVERVIEW Percent-for-art programs allocate a small portion of capital construction or renovation budgets (usually one percent) for the purchase, commissioning, and installation of artworks. Percent for art programs are one effective way for states and territories to