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What is Creative Placemaking?

This whole conversation began as a means to talk about creative placemaking. What is it?…

Placemaking: It’s About Addressing the Disconnect

This week continues our conversation on creative placemaking where we asked our Creative Community Fellows…

Placemaking: Bringing People Together

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

The Case for Cultural Fluency

Mikel Ellcessor introduces the concept of Cultural Fluency as a means for establishing genuine community connections.

A Framework for Meaningful Engagement

Editor’s note: As part of our blog event for The Summit at Sundance, we have…

Relinquishing Control

Editor’s note: As part of our blog event for The Summit at Sundance, we have…

Committing to Engagement

Are we asking our customers what they want simply to inform programming decisions that will put butts in seats, or so our organizations can become more representative of the communities we serve?

Defining Our Value

The recent flurry of articles around the “failure” of the creative class to save our…

What is the role of arts organizations in society?

Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, stresses the importance of art as a connector and being true to your mission.

How do cultural institutions balance being global and local?

Mikel Ellcessor, former general manager of WDET, Detroit, warns that social media can give us a false sense of connection. He also gives a suggestion for how to make meaningful connections in one’s community.