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National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

$150 – $330

National arts funders, artists and policy makers from around the country will convene in College Park, MD Oct. 5-7 to share ideas on creative placemaking, an emerging field that leverages arts and cultural programing to improve communities.

People from more than 30 states and 60 organizations are going to the National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit produced jointly by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and ArtPlace America. The University of Maryland’s School of Planning, Architecture and Preservation will host the event.

“If you believe that arts and culture have the power to promote a more civil and just society as well as encourage critical thinking about vital issues, the possibilities are limitless,” said NCCP Executive Director, Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP. “Our summit will feature practitioners from around the country—from urban centers to small, rural towns— who are in fact enhancing communities through their work.”

Instructors will include leaders in the creative placemaking field, including Jennifer Hughes and Katherine Bray Simons of the NEA, Jamie Bennett, Executive Director of ArtPlace America, as well as representatives from the Kresge Foundation, the National Center for Smart Growth, the Levitt Foundation, Americans for the Arts, Metris Arts Consulting and others.

The Summit is the culmination in a series of five this year for NCCP. The first four were organized around regions of the country: the Northeast, the Southeast, the West and Appalachia. The national event will pull together knowledge from all parts of the country around themes of change: change to the environment, shifting demographics and social justice.

Public Artist Mary Miss and Emmanuel Pratt, Executive Director of the Sweet Water Foundation, will deliver the closing plenary on creative placemaking and sustainability. Representatives of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Local Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation will add to the national discussion. For a complete list of organizations that will be at the conference, please visit this link.

The Summit is sponsored and supported by the NEA, ArtPlace America, the Levitt Foundation, The Cultural Planning Group, Educational Foundation of America, Metris Arts Consulting and the National Center for Smart Growth.

For the full agenda with bios and session descriptions please visit www.cplsummit.org/national


October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am
October 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
$150 – $330


The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking & ArtPlace America


Unversity of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
3835 Campus Dr
College Park, MD 20742 United States
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