From Ivan Schustak, Communications and Development Director, South Arts –
Creative placemaking goes Beyond Big Cities with a special focus on small and rural communities in the American South. Dig into the ways arts and culture can be deployed to address the challenges of communities outside urban areas. A stellar lineup of sessions and presenters take on themes such as community wellness, diversity and inclusion, maintaining affordable places, and strategies for areas of consistent poverty.
New to creative placemaking? No worries! The Creative Placemaking 101 track is the perfect introduction for beginning placemakers. Chattanooga is an ideal place to explore successful examples creative placemaking to inspire your work at home.
Who should attend?
- Arts professionals
- Local government planners and officials
- Community developers
- Anyone interested in building vital communities through arts and culture
Registration is now open! More information on the conference, presenters, sessions and location here. The conference is presented by the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, ArtPlace America, and South Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Scholarships & Travel Assistance Grants: DEADLINE EXTENDED
Need a little help getting to the conference? Look no further, but act now! The application deadline has been extended to February 5.
South Arts is coordinating limited scholarship and travel assistance grants for arts organizations in the southeast wishing to attend the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit. South Arts encourages organizations to send teams of two or more to the conference and is placing a priority on attendance by representatives of small and rural southern communities.