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Public Art and How to Do it
Creative Placemaking
Program Development & Training
Other Funding Sources
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Public Art and How to Do it

“Public art can express community values, enhance our environment, transform a landscape, heighten our awareness, or question our assumptions. Placed in public sites, this art is there for everyone, a form of collective community expression. Public art is a reflection of how we see the world – the artist’s response to our time and place combined with our own sense of who we are.” Source

Learn from people who have been there, done that, and got the t-shirt:

Are you located in Marion County?  If so, contact Julia Muney Moore, Director of Public At, at the Indianapolis Arts Council,, if you’d like direct assistance.

Are you located in Vigo County? If so, contact Mary Kramer, Executive Director, Art Spaces, Inc.,, if you'd like direct assistance.

Creative Placemaking

“In creative placemaking, public, private, not-for-profit, and community sectors partner to strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, tribe, city, or region around arts and cultural activities.” Source

Check out these tools:

  • Creative Placemaking, National Endowment for the Arts
    • This report explores how creative placemaking can positively influence local economies, challenges you may face along the way, and review real life case studies where creative placemaking initiatives have seen success.
  • Approaches to Creative Placemaking, Artscape DIY
    • Creative placemaking isn’t a one size fits all solution. Explore different variations that have produced success. This website features many different lessons to learn in Creative placemaking that are worth exploring in depth.
NEW Funding Opportunity for Creative Placemaking IHCDA CreatINg Places

Program Development and Training

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