2018 GIA Conference
Race, Space, and Place
Oakland, CA  |  October 21–24

Supporting the Stuff in Between

Moving from projects to practice

Monday, October 22, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Room 210/211

Organized and moderated by Lyz Crane, deputy director, ArtPlace America.

Presented by Lynne McCormack, director of Creative Placemaking, Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC); and Paul Singh, vice president of community initiatives, NeighborWorks America.

As work at the intersection of ‘arts and’ continues to increase, artists and arts organizations are learning new ways to operate and be generative over time within broader ecosystems. Similarly, in the midst of a renewed focus in community development on comprehensive approaches, community development organizations are also having to learn new ideas, skills, and languages to be able to partner across sectors to address persistent challenges in under-invested communities, respond to historical trauma, and engage in equitable development.

LISC and NeighborWorks are two national organizations that serve as hubs for advancing the practice of community development. Recently, each organization has been exploring how to leverage their arts and culture investments and integrate creative placemaking practices into equitable community development. ArtPlace will moderate a shared discussion with LISC’s national director of Creative Placemaking, NeighborWorks’ vice president of Community Initiatives, and session participants to explore how the broader funding ecosystem can create more space and resources for cross-sector partnerships to develop and flourish over the long-term, and how arts funders in particular can play a meaningful role in advancing stronger creative placemaking practice.