ARTPLACE 10 YEARS
ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is a ten-year, $150 million collaboration among a number of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions. Operating from 2010 to 2020, ArtPlace’s mission was to position arts and culture as a core sector of community planning and development and to strengthen the field of creative placemaking.
ArtPlace worked to enlist artists as allies in cultivating equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities across the United States. ArtPlace worked toward this goal by supporting demonstration projects through the National Creative Placemaking Fund; organizational change through the Community Development Investments program; cross-sector research and resource strategies to embed practice across the field of community development; knowledge and network strategies within the fields of arts and culture, local government, and higher education; and storytelling and convening work.