Our Town at 10: Reflections on Creative Placemaking

June 26, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Session Type: Panel

Since 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts has supported over 580 local creative placemaking project grants via the Our Town grant program. Our Town supports partnerships between local governments (or federally recognized tribal governments) and nonprofit cultural organizations to strengthen their communities via arts, culture and design activities. This session will feature trends in the field of creative placemaking, reflecting on the critical role that artists and designers have played in galvanizing communities to drive systems change on the local level. The panel will feature the perspectives of two unique local creative placemaking projects, with representation from both the artist/designer and local government partnership.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the unique ways in which artists and designers drive local change
  • Understand what it takes to structure a successful local government/artist partnership
  • Learn about long-term impacts resulting from short-term creative placemaking projects