Friday, October 2, 2015

Next Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit focuses on how to do well – and do good

By Leonardo Vazquez

The next Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit will be Friday, March 18, from 9 am to 4 pm at Rutgers University – Newark in New Jersey. The daylong conference will explore how creative placemaking can build both social and financial equity in communities.

The Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit brings together arts administrators, artists, public officials, urban planners and others interested in making communities better through arts and culture.  It is a fun and inspiring daylong conference that offers participants many opportunities to learn about – and share their expertise – in the fast-growing field of creative placemaking.  In 2014, more than 250 people attended.  We expect more in 2016.

Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America will be the keynote speaker.  Other confirmed speakers include Tom Dallessio, Publisher, Next City; Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers-University Newark; and Ommeed Sathe, Vice President – Impact Investments, Prudential Financial.

Last year's Summit drew more than 250 people.  Mural guru
Jane Golden speaking at last year's Summit.
The program is being developed, but we anticipate having sessions tailored to arts and arts administrators, developers and other members of the development community, and public officials and professionals involved in community and economic development.

Sustainable Jersey actions connected to arts and culture, incentivizing developers, and creative financing strategies to support arts and culture.

We are also planning at least one mobile workshop to an arts facility in North Jersey.
We will be announcing speakers and sessions soon.  Sponsorships are available and appreciated.
To learn more, contact Leonardo Vazquez, Executive Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, at or 973-763-6352  <<Karen: Do you want to be the contact?>>

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