ArtPlace America Grantee Summit to be Webcast

ArtPlace America Grantee Summit to be Webcast


Join ArtPlace March 3 – 5 for the 2014 Grantee Summit

February 24, 2014Arts Across Maryland

ArtPlace America is a collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations and six of the nation’s largest banks. It invests in art and culture to promote transformative vibrancy and diversity in communities nationwide.  To date, ArtPlace America has awarded 134 grants to 124 organizations in more than 79 communities across the U.S. for a total of $42.1 million.

The ArtPlace Grantee Summit provides a platform to engage in conversations about the “who” and “why,” and the “how” and “what for” of creative placemaking. During the Grantee Summit, attendees share their knowledge and best ideas for putting the arts at the center of a set of strategies to transform the character of communities. The Los Angeles Summit will be accessible to all via open webcast, and the complete Summit schedule is available here.

Conversations during the 2014 Grantee Summit include:

  • An introduction to and update about ArtPlace America’s evolution and vision for the future by new Executive Director Jamie Bennett
  • Insight on creating a framework for a Creative Placemaking Commons
  • A discussion on ways to strengthen the field and collaborate with government representatives
  • Strategizing and idea sharing about measuring a project’s impact
  • Exploring the critical connection between people and placemaking
  • Charting a path for the future of the field

ArtPlace in Maryland Arts & Entertainment Districts

In July, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that Baltimore City’s three Arts & Entertainment Districts had received a $200,000 grant from ArtPlace America to fund "Transit," a project which brings together European and Baltimore artists, arts organizations, city planners and transportation officials to strategically transform transit environments within the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.

In May, ArtPlace awarded $240,000 in grants to Joe’s Movement Emporium that will support phase II of Art Lives Here, a visibility campaign designed to showcase creative life in Gateway Arts & Entertainment District in Prince George's County.