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How to work well with others – partnerships, alliances, community engagement

Placemaking: Bringing People Together

Connect. Connected. Connecting. Connection. Connector. This is what we heard when we asked our Creative…

Kate Jopson & Mina Girgis: A Conversation

This week we will be featuring conversations with leaders working in communities. Kate Jopson and Mina Girgis are…

Elise Pepple & Heather Zinger: A Conversation

This week we will be featuring conversations with leaders working in communities. Elise Pepple is storyteller extraordinaire based…

Defining Community

How do you define community? This is one of the questions that we asked our…

Casey Caldwell & Amanda Thompson: A Conversation

This week we will be featuring conversations with leaders working in communities. Casey Caldwell is a director, writer, actor…

Heidi Wright & Jessica Moore: A Conversation

This week we will be featuring conversations with leaders working in communities. Jessica Moore and Heidi Wright are…

Creative Placemaking: 35,000-Foot View

We asked our Creative Community Fellows to talk about creative placemaking and the work they…

Justina Crawford-Williams & Christina Oi Ying Nip: A Conversation

This week we will be featuring conversations with leaders working in communities. Justina Crawford-Williams is a musician, educator and arts…

Laurelin Kruse & Rachel Reynolds Luster: A Conversation

This week we will be featuring conversations with leaders working in communities. Laurelin Kruse and Rachel Reynolds Luster…

Ann Arbor – Detroit

Hi everyone! I’m very excited to be part of this fantastic group of artist/entrepreneurs, and…

About Emilia White

I’m an interdisciplinary performance artist functioning under the artist name Emilia Javanica, which is a…

A Community Organizing Approach to Placemaking

When a multi-year infrastructure project threatened to disrupt businesses and cut off neighborhoods along a six-mile stretch of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, the team at Springboard for the Arts saw a transformational opportunity. Their response was Irrigate, a creative placemaking initiative that mobilizes local artists to collaborate with businesses, organizations and community groups to “change the landscape of the corridor with color, art, surprise, creativity and fun.”