Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Pilot

The field of creative placemaking is an intentional fusion of two areas of work — arts and culture and community development. In the process of merging and developing new projects, cross-sector partnerships, and approaches, challenges and opportunities emerge. 

In order to assess and address these challenges and opportunities, PolicyLink is working in partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to co-create and assess a technical assistance pilot for The National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town program, and The Kresge Foundation's creative placemaking program. The Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance pilot identifies and addresses common (and uncommon) opportunities, barriers, and capacity needs in creative placemaking to help grantees and their partners be successful and catalyze long term community outcomes. This pilot will result in lessons learned and recommendations for a potential future Creative Placemaking TA program.