RFP Now Open for 2019 CPL Summit, SOUTH+APPALACHIA Building Bridges Sessions

From Andrea Orlando, Community Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking – 

The 2019 South+Appalachia Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit seeks proposals for breakout sessions at the April 16-18, 2019 summit in Columbia, SC. Produced by the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, ArtPlace America, and South Arts, this summit promises to be the premier convening for the field of creative placemaking in the Southeast and Appalachian regions. We invite all community members, artists, local officials, practitioners, and more from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

Please contact Thomas Young, Creative Director of NCCP, at for any more questions regarding the application process. 

This year’s theme focuses on “Building Bridges.” As our communities become more diverse, they may also become more divided. Creative placemaking provides ways to build bridges across these differences in hopes of more inclusive, connected, and resilient places. Join us as we explore how arts and cultural programming can bring people closer together with themes such as Collaboration, Connection, Resiliency, and Home. 

Applications and more information can be found at All submissions are due Jan 9, 2019 at 11:59pm EST (extended deadline).