In rapidly diversifying rural Minnesota, an ArtPlace grant is seen as a resource for celebrating cultures and creating bridges between them.
An arts collaboration comes up with a creative spark to facilitate discussions about neighborhood change.
This weekend the small community where I live had its annual heritage fair. This is when people get together to celebrate the traditional arts...
This is dedicated to that Little Girl who experienced the first part of life in such a hard way who used to retreat to her world...
Sustained resistance to gentrification and displacement requires more than antagonism. It requires a community organized around an open, positive alternative vision that has both big ambitions and achievable, intermediary steps.
Having had the experience of public art with no public involvement, a community organization set out to show there could be another way.
A discussion about honoring the history of a place while actively working to encourage its growth and foster positive change.
What do mimes, micro-units, and honoring Alaskan Natives have in common? Artists. The Cook Inlet Housing Authority's work with artists helped the organization realize new markers of success and furthered its housing goals.
How an Alaskan housing authority plans to focus on creative placemaking as a development strategy to better reflect the communities it serves.
To help combat isolation and reweave the connecting fabric that had been lost, a neighborhood arts center launches an initiative that eventually became a movement.
ArtsBlog (the blog of Americans for the Arts) recently hosted a forum called: “So, Does Size Matter?” The short answer is hell yes it...
In 2002, Richard Florida published a book that kicked off a wave of urban development efforts based on the belief that architects, artists, musicians,...
Preserving and fortifying longstanding culture is key to social cohesion in a community. How can we make sure it's given equal priority when planning for and funding redevelopment?
Who has been behind the large increase in financial support for and attention to what has been termed "creative placemaking" over the past couple years, and why?
Using artistic expression to de-stigmatize and treat trauma.
While many conversations about climate resiliency are well-intentioned, they often lack a perspective grounded in community control and cultural context. In this interview, Ivy Vainio and LeAnn Littlewolf from the American Indian Community Housing Organization explore how gardens, worm bins, and solar panels help reclaim agency for Duluth's Indigenous communities.
In Minneapolis and Boston, artists help explore the losses (and gains) of foreclosure with work that supports advocacy and community building.
The arts have a long history of highlighting social issues and creating public conversation that results in measurable change. As an arts administrator with...
Moving into a newly adapted space usually entails a leap in operations—not a slow, steady climb.
Some of us, myself included, are susceptible to the inaccurate thinking that when the arts are involved, the complications that can arise with traditional community building are lessened.