The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) took note of the growing empty storefronts and seized the opportunity provided by this current economic downturn to imaginatively utilize existing their community resources by matching... Read More >>
June 6-7, 2013
Exemplary creative placemaking initiatives that leverage local creative assets and cross-sector partnerships for community revitalization and growth.
Share your creative placemaking initiative on NEFA's website and apply to present at the 2013 Creative Communities Exchange.
RAMP was founded in order to have artists participate in the revitalization of Bellows Falls. In 1995 when Robert McBride moved to town and founded RAMP, the general perception of Bellows Falls was a community where the mills had closed... Read More >>
Art At Work is a national initiative to improve municipal government and the communities they serve through strategic arts projects with municipal employees, elected officials, residents and artists. Creative Placemaking with people at... Read More >>
Artists at Work connects students and alumni to the local community through public engagement projects, internships, freelance commissions, and workshops.
We do this by offering unique activities in the classroom and in the... Read More >>
First printed in 2012, the ArtROX! Season Guide is an important marketing piece that has been key in (re)branding, increasing attendance at, and developing motivated audiences for Discover Roxbury's arts programming. Modeled after a... Read More >>
Barnstable introduced the HyArts Artist Shanty program in the summer of 2005 to provide a unique affordable harbor front location for local artists to create and sell their work. Seven shanties and a connecting boardwalk were installed... Read More >>
Based on similar programs happening all around the world, B.E.A.N. Micro-Grant Dinners enhance the vitality of art and artists in our community by providing artists with much-needed financial support and encouraging dialogue and... Read More >>
Agencies throughout the City of Portland have been collaborating over several months to collectively brand and promote the city as an attractive place for creative-minded professionals to live and work. Moving beyond the image of Maine... Read More >>
Brattleboro Vermont, noted by multiple publications, including the Smithsonian Magazine, as a premier Arts Town ---- validates this acclaim through its vibrant and prolific arts sector. For a town of twelve thousand, it enjoys a... Read More >>
When Haley House Bakery Cafe opened in Boston's Dudley Square in 2005, our mission was to provide job training and to offer healthy food in a food desert. Soon after opening, members of our community increased the impact of the cafe and... Read More >>