Advancing One Water Through Arts and Culture: A Blueprint for Action


By: US Water Alliance

Creative Placemaking

This report highlights how approaching water issues through arts and culture strategies can generate solutions and activate communities. It breaks down key benefits of this approach, including increasing connections between people and water, identifying new approaches to water planning, and encouraging community engagement and activism. Additionally, it provides strategies for water organizations to connect with artists, such as engaging in peer exchange and networking, creating tools to support strategies, and implementing place-based demonstration projects. It concludes with eight water and creative placemaking case studies, focusing on project components, critical success factors, and outcomes.