Online Resources

Grassroots Growth of Creative Cultures: Programming Public Art for Rural Areas As rural areas have their own unique needs, it is important to dive into these aspects as they relate to public art in rural communities. This essay was written as a means to provide an outlook of the current understandings of what make planning and implement public art in rural areas unique.

Creative Placemaking White paper from the National Endowment for the ArtsThis white paper summarizes the question: “What is creative placemaking?” It reviews the purpose, goals, resources needed, potential partners and challenges of creative placemaking. Also included are several case studies from communities around the US. 

How to Do Creative Placemaking, National Endowment for the ArtsThe book (free pdf linked) features 28 essays from thought leaders active in arts-based community development as well as 13 case studies of projects funded through the NEA’s creative placemaking program, Our Town.

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