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Art of the Rural

Art of the Rural' is a collaborative organization with a mission to help build the field of the rural arts, create new narratives on rural culture and community, and contribute to the emerging rural arts and culture movement.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization
Subtopic:arts & culture, rural community issues & solutions, place making & destination development, place making & destination development, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:arts, rural community, creative placemaking, creative place making, arts and culture
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Link:webpage

Art of the Rural: Rural Arts and Culture Resource Guide

The Art of the Rural: Rural Arts and Culture Resource Guide provides users an assortment toolkits, funding opportunities, rural art conference session opportunities, book suggestions, articles, reports, and blogs concerning rural community art.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide
Subtopic:arts & culture, rural community issues & solutions, place making & destination development, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:arts, rural community, creative placemaking, creative place making, arts and culture
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Link:webpage

Jackson Hole Public Art: Public Art & Placemaking Toolkit for Rural Communities

This toolkit contains resources for best practices, planning, community engagement, funding, launching, installing and amplifying your art and rural placemaking activities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide
Subtopic:arts & culture, place making & destination development, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:art, public art, arts and culture, creative place making, creative placemaking
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Link:webpage

The Main Street Guide

From the Main Street Guide from Village Well "Main streets are the thriving heart of the local economy, influencing the economic, cultural, social and environmental fabric of the surrounding area. They are places where people live, work and play; however in recent years, many main streets have been in decline as the rise of online shopping, increased dependence on cars, and big regional shopping centres have dominated the retail scene.

Today, the old-fashioned pattern of local villages serving their communities is in vogue again. Local villages are seen as the key to supporting a healthier, more walkable and sustainable lifestyle, better connected local communities and greater opportunity for local economic development.

It’s becoming more widely recognised that our streets are valuable community assets. Creating a great main street requires a return to human-scale elements (textural building materials, sounds, wafts of delicious food, window shopping, trees, smaller sized retail spaces, park benches), and putting people back as the focus. It requires deep community participation, forward thinking design activities, food, beauty and embedding local identity.

This simple Guide provides 10 key steps to create a great main street and demonstrates that main streets are more than just conduits for traffic and commerce; they are the stages upon which public life is to be celebrated. Enjoy!"


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Geography:Idaho, Wyoming, Montana
Resource Type:advocacy, information source, process guide, planning guide, educational resource
Subtopic:place making & destination development, community & capacity development, redevelopment & revitalization,
Tags:creating placemaking, creative place making, assessment tool, information
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Link:webpage

National Consortium for Creative Placemaking (NCCP)

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking (NCCP) offers continuing training and certification surrounding the creative placemaking process.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:training, technical assistance
Subtopic:arts & culture, planning, community & capacity development, development & smart growth, redevelopment & revitalization, place making & destination development, collaboration & community engagement, Issues & Opportunities, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building,
Tags:creative placemaking, creative place making, community development, arts and culture, community engagement, community design, redevelopment, community revitalization
Telephone:973-763-6352
Link:webpage

National Endowment for the Arts: Creative Placemaking

This white paper summarizes the question: 'What is creative placemaking?' It reviews the purpose, goals, resources needed, potential partners and challenges of creative placemaking. Also included are several case studies from communities around the U.S.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:arts & culture, community & capacity development, development & smart growth, redevelopment & revitalization, place making & destination development, collaboration & community engagement, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:creative placemaking, creative place making, arts and culture, community development, community engagement, community design, redevelopment, community revitalization
Telephone:202-682-5400
Link:webpage

National Endowment for the Arts: How to Do Creative Placemaking

This free-to-download book features 28 essays from thought leaders active in arts-based community development as well as 13 case studies of projects funded through the NEA's creative placemaking program, Our Town.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:arts & culture, community & capacity development, development & smart growth, redevelopment & revitalization, place making & destination development, collaboration & community engagement, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:creative placemaking, creative place making, arts and culture, community development, community engagement, community design, redevelopment, community revitalization
Telephone:202-682-5400
Link:webpage

National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is offering Our Town grants to support creative placemaking projects that contribute towards the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, equitable, and resilient places with the arts at their core. The Our Town program supports arts engagement, cultural planning, and design projects.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:arts & culture, community & capacity development, development & smart growth, redevelopment & revitalization, collaboration & community engagement, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:creative placemaking, creative place making, arts and culture, community development, community engagement, community design, redevelopment, community revitalization
Telephone:202-682-5400
Link:webpage

The New Local Activation Toolkit

From the introduction of The New Local Activation Toolkit: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused far- reaching social and economic impacts and immense challenges that have forced us to quickly alter the way we interacted with our cities, streets, neighbourhoods and public spaces. This has fundamentally challenged our sense of place and the foundations of public daily life.

It is anticipated that our cities, towns and neighbourhoods will experience ongoing repercussions of COVID-19, yet the extent of these are hard to envisage and understand today. One thing that is certain, however,

is that the pandemic has demonstrated incredible examples of community resilience, our ability to come together and keep each other safe, while also creatively enjoying ourselves in whatever way we can. It has also shifted our way of life to a more local scale, and we believe that this ‘New Local’ will be critical in refocusing the role and contribution of community, economic development and placemaking in building resilient cities, towns and neighbourhoods in a post-COVID-19 and climate change world.

We understand that the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 are still emerging
and have not been felt evenly across our communities and regions. Recognising the unique lived experiences, opportunities

and challenges of each place will be an important piece of the puzzle when planning for recovery. Furthermore, as we continue to re-emerge and plan for this recovery, it will be important to mobilise available information and expertise, authentically engage with local communities and leverage existing investment strategically to support capacity building and

amenity improvements, as well as identify creative ways in which to safely welcome communities to meet, socialise, shop and connect locally.

This is what the purpose of this Toolkit is – a guide beside and inspirational tool to kickstart your creative ideation process around ways to build back better by putting people, place and planet first. Alongside some actions specific to this ongoing recovery, this Toolkit also inspires an ongoing narrative around building stronger and more inclusive, regenerative and resilient places and communities. It draws on global examples but mostly focuses on Australian ones, some of which are specific to our ‘place’: Melbourne.


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Geography:Idaho, Wyoming, Montana
Resource Type:educational resource, planning guide, training
Subtopic:place making & destination development, community & capacity development, arts & culture, local government,
Tags:creating placemaking, creative place making, Local Development, community development, community engagement, community capitals
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Link:webpage

Project for Public Spaces (PPS)

The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) believes that all placemaking is creative. PPS is a hub that connects people, ideas, expertise, and partners who have a passion for creating vital places.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, resource guide
Subtopic:place making & destination development, community & capacity development, collaboration & community engagement, Community Building,
Tags:creative place making, creative placemaking, community development, redevelopment, community revitalization, community building, community design, collaboration
Telephone:212-620-5660
Link:webpage