Creative Placemaking

Our Town grants program


The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work – placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, … Continued

The Role of Artists & The Arts in Creative Placemaking


In May 2014, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) cluster of Washington, DC organized a symposium entitled The Role of Artists and the Arts in Creative Placemaking. Seven curators from Austria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Spain, and the United Kingdom met 12 organizers … Continued

Art, Community Culture and TOD: Four Stories


Is it art? Or a key component for improving and leveraging transit system investments? It can be both! See how art installations and other placemaking strategies are being used in four communities. How are Tucson, the Bay Area, the Twin Cities and Dallas incorporating art into their local delivery systems? Each community tells a different … Continued