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Creative Placemaking: Fueling New Jersey’s Communities

Creative Placemaking: Fueling New Jersey’s Communities

Thursday, April 21, 2016 -
9:30am to 12:30pm EDT
George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
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What is Placemaking?
“…the process of giving space a story that is shared by many.” Project for Public Spaces survey response. Creative Placemaking utilizes the arts as an intentional element in community planning and development to encourage communities to collectively reimagine and reinvent themselves toward strengthening social, physical, and economic conditions. This session will examine ways philanthropy has engaged to support creative placemaking efforts in New Jersey and beyond.

Colleagues from the Kresge Foundation, Regina Smith – Acting Managing Director Arts & Culture and Kim Dempsey - Deputy Director of the Social Investment Practice will highlight the foundation’s investment in New Jersey communities and nationally to support projects that integrate arts and culture in municipal systems and other non-arts disciplines. Participants will also learn about robust, local creative placemaking efforts and innovative funding approaches.

Sharnita C. Johnson, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation - Moderator
Wayne Meyer, New Jersey Community Capitial
Jeffrey Yuen, New Jersey Community Capital
Patrick Morrissy, HANDS, Inc.

Cost: Free for CNJG Members and for Non Member Grantmakers
Breakfast will be provided.

CNJG thanks the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation for sponsoring this program.

Article of Interest
Creative Placemaking Digs Deep: Can the Arts Solve “Intractable Social Problems”