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The 2018 National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit is offering pre-registered workshops throughout the three-day convening.

The Pre-Summit Institute (Friday Oct 5, 10am-11:45am) has been designed to energize and inspire creative placemakers of all experience levels. From beginners to experts, everyone can participate and engage in one of the three workshops offered to kick off the three-day national summit.

The Community Day Workshops (Sunday Oct 7, 10am-12pm or 1pm) offer a unique opportunity to experience extensive community-centered workshops, explore neighboring communities, learn from their past experiences, and engage in a hands-on charrette to develop short- and long-term strategies in the future. Note: All Sunday attendees must pre-register for one of the five workshops offered.

For more information and to register for the full summit, visit cplsummit.org/national. All questions regarding registration can be pointed at Thomas Young, Creative Project Manager at NCCP (tyoung@artsbuildcommunities.com).

Pre-Summit Institute | Fri Oct 5, 10:00-11:45am

Free to the public. Pre-registration required. Choose one of the following workshops:

  1. Creative Placemaking 101 with Maria Rosario Jackson (Arizona State University). Designed for those just getting introduced to the field of creative placemaking, this workshop: unpacks essentials principles for Creative Placemaking practice, at its best; provides information about origins of the field and its current state; and offers interactive opportunities to examine how arts, culture and community engaged design can be used to help build communities from the inside out.

  2. Leveraing the Tools of Creative Placemaking with Patricia Walsh (Americans for the Arts) and Leila Tamari (ArtPlace America). Arts, culture, and community-engaged design can play a powerful role in creating equitable and sustainable communities when embedded in community planning and development strategies. It contributes to enhancing the vibrancy of a neighborhood, creating enduring and positive changes in spaces, weaving the cultural fabric of a community, and stimulating economic activity. Join the Kresge Foundation, Americans for the Arts, and ArtPlace America in this interactive and informative workshop to learn about creative placemaking resources that they have supported and created. Using the 10 Sectors 10 Solutions: Artists and Community Change Exhibition at the University of Maryland as a jumping off point, this session will discuss the intersection of equitable community planning and development and arts, culture and design strategies; share the tools that are available to support the work at this intersection; and discuss challenges participants are facing in their communities.

  3. Creative Placemaking Values in Practice with Leonardo Vazquez (NCCP), Margy Waller (Topos Partnership), and Sarah Calderon (ArtPlace America). What values should creative placemakers hold as they work to create more equitable, sustainable and healthy communities? What is considered good practice? Designed for more experienced individuals in the field, this interactive discussion will call upon the attendees to discuss creative placemaking values, embedding these values in their practices, and a code of ethics for the field.

Community Day Workshops | Sun Oct 7, 10am-12pm or 1pm

Pre-registration required. Participants must already be registered for the full summit or for Sunday. Choose one of the following:

  1. Storytelling the Intersections of Our Identities (2 hour workshop; limit 30 people) with Shalini Agrawal (Pathways to Equity) and Rashmi Ramaswamy (SHED Studio). This interactive workshop begins with building an understanding of our identities relative to each other to be reflected on regularly. With an emphasis on sharing stories, participants draw upon their lived experiences and discuss their identities relative to a spectrum of various societal privileges and distributions of power. Through active listening, the goal of this workshop is to establish context and reference vocabulary for personal introspection. This begins to lay the groundwork of an on-going self-reflective practice essential when building relationships and an understanding of the communities we are part of and work with. Participants are asked to be available for the entirety of workshop.

  2. Designing Together: Community-centered Codesign (2 hour workshop) with Briony Hynson and Allie O'Neill (Neighborhood Design Center). Ethical and effective engagement practices are at the heart of successful, community-led design practices. The Neighborhood Design Center has spent 50 years building relationships and testing a variety of public participation methods. Authentic community engagement is a craft that takes time and practice to gain proficiency at, and a lifetime to master. The end result of a strong and successful participatory design process can bring surprise, transformation, healing, and joy to the work as well as produce design outcomes that truly reflect community values. NDC seeks to share our passion for codesign. to infuse the demonstration of practice with discussion of theory, and to temper it with well-tested, best practices in order to provide a well-contextualized and ethical framework upon which participants can build.

  3. Field Workshop: Washington, DC (3 hour workshop, includes travel; limit 15 people). Description coming soon!

  4. Field Workshop: Route 1 Arts Corridor (3 hour workshop, includes travel; limit 15 people). Description coming soon!

  5. Field Workshop: Silver Springs, MD (3 hour workshop, includes travel; limit 15 people). The Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment district has over 600 events each year, with festivals every weekend from May through October. Many of these festivals and events are hosted by cultural organizations from around the DC area with the intent of celebrating and educating others about their culture. As one of the nation’s most welcoming communities, Montgomery County has become a magnet for talented people from across the country and around the world. One-third of Montgomery County’s population of more than one million residents were born in other countries. Tour a few of the arts venues and attractions of the Silver Spring A&E District and learn about the evolution of the district from almost slum like conditions in the year 2000 to the thriving economy that currently exists. Tour venues include the American Film Institute, Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Plaza, Veterans Plaza and Silver Spring Civic Building and public art within the district. Learn Silver Spring’s strategies for making a mountain out of a mole hill, encouraging a diverse population through placemaking programming and policies, and explore some of the drawbacks of the district.

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