Restoring a community's culturally significant site in Albuquerque to be a true economic resource as well as a source of healing.
Examples of projects around the country that are infusing community development with creativity and collaboration and stimulating the potential for unique mental health benefits.
At their roots, both the arts and community development amplify a people’s voice. And while this connection makes sense on paper, it can look a lot different in practice. We would like to share three insights from our work together that speak to the promise, and peril, of such collaboration.
The arts have a long history of highlighting social issues and creating public conversation that results in measurable change. As an arts administrator with...
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.
An arts collaboration comes up with a creative spark to facilitate discussions about neighborhood change.
Had I unintentionally contributed to the gentrification of my neighborhood and other neighborhoods around Washington, D.C.?
A poem engaging equity for the author's godmother and other women who begin their sentences with the word "chile."
Gentrification Is Bad For One's Health | Housing Teachers-At School | Protecting Space for Local Business | TOD Doesn't Have to Displace | Community Artists Win in Court | More . . .
Sustainability is about thriving, not just surviving. We will not thrive if we are poorly paid martyrs to a good cause, and thus, in a healthy, diverse and vital food system, some of our efforts might need to be directed to those who can pay nine dollars for a jar of pickles.
The North Pole opens discussion between residents of gentrifying neighborhoods and elevates the personal stories and memories of those being displaced.
An organization embarks on a community-driven design process to transform two vacant row homes into a site for residents, artists, and law enforcement to collaborate on new public safety strategies rooted in care rather than control.
Arts projects at a Minneapolis clinic created a natural connection between people who might not otherwise interact.
The story behind a bold idea to create a subsidized housing community for artists in a New York City neighborhood.
Using artistic expression to de-stigmatize and treat trauma.
A discussion about honoring the history of a place while actively working to encourage its growth and foster positive change.
Creative placemaking means more than merely adding public art into the mix. To be sustainable it needs to build relationships—and power.
However difficult, altering one’s viewpoint of a community is a crucial step, because creative placemaking’s overarching goal is to reach everyone where they are, and you can’t do that if you begin with a well thought-out plan in hand.
I have seen a neighborhood eat itself for dinner
Artists have left their mark on Station North and paved the way for an arts district, but the organically-developed communal live/work spaces that play such a vital role in helping make Baltimore an arts mecca are an endangered species.