In the National Endowment for the Arts report on Creative Placemaking, Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa describe creative placemaking as a situation in which “partners from public, private, non-profit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business visibility and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and to be inspired. Read full report here - Creative Placemaking
Here at the Arts Council we are changing right along with the rest of the world and embrace the idea that the arts not only make a place more livable but that through broadening our definition of the arts we can be open to hear your thoughts and ideas on new and innovative ways to bring our community together to celebrate each other, our diversity and the wild and wonderful gift we all have – imagination.
We do not want to limit the definition of Art… we want to expand it, and there is something each and every one of you can contribute. Send us some ideas of what you would like to see happening, on the Green, in the streets and parking lots …anywhere! That will inspire and engage us in new and innovative ways creating a community that’s a more exciting and interesting place to live and work