Fundamentals of Arts Management


By: Tom Borrup, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Creative Placemaking

A chapter of this book, titled “Creative Placemaking: Arts and Culture as a Partner in Community Revitalization”, focuses on key principles, best practices, and challenges related to creative placemaking. It explains that creative placemaking should not place arts and culture as the center of community development; rather, arts and culture should have a role in placemaking, looking outward into the community. It highlights the role of placemaking in communities, provides historic context for creative placemaking, and explores steps for implementation, assessment, and sustainability of projects.