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

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

Cultural Planning

Cultural Planning OVERVIEW Cultural planning is a place-based planning process that generates a vision and action plan for strengthening and growing arts and culture assets. Cultural plans may include goals and strategies that address topics including: social cohesion; community engagement;

Cultural Asset Mapping

What is Cultural Asset Mapping? OVERVIEW Cultural asset mapping is a foundational step in cultural planning. It rests in the belief that there are valuable assets – in the form of people, places, associations and organizations – and that recognizing, counting,

Case Studies

Case Studies

Case Studies The content in this Toolkit is grounded in the experiences of people who are working to develop and implement a wide range of arts and culture-related plans, programs, policies, and projects in different parts of the country. The

Community Development

Community Development

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