Category: Arts & Culture

Podcast: Placemaking in Native Communities with Joseph Kunkel, MASS Design Group

Joseph Kunkel Principal MASS Design Group Bio | Twitter | LinkedIn Sustainable planning and design. Joseph Kunkel, Principal at MASS Design Group and Director of the Sustainable Native Communities Design Lab, joined the podcast to talk about planning projects with Native communities. He discussed his work on affordable housing in Indian Country and engaging with … Continued

Podcast: The Kinston, NC Arts and Cultural District with Raney Rogers, Adam Short, and Sarah Arney

Raney Rogers Executive Director smART Kinston LinkedIn Adam Short Planning Director City of Kinston, North Carolina Sarah Arney Community Development Planner City of Kinston, North Carolina LinkedIn Redevelopment through arts and culture. Three guests joined the podcast to talk about how the City of Kinston, North Carolina has redeveloped their community through the implementation of … Continued

Songs in the Key of Public Service

By Sarah Moss, MPA | LinkedIn | Twitter What I am listening to – This public service songs playlist I made for you on Spotify! What I am reading – Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels What I am watching – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Miles Davis: Birth of Cool on Netflix Dear ELGL Community, This year … Continued

Podcast: Food Access and Public Art in Jackson, MS with Salam Rida and Travis Crabtree

Salam Rida Project Director Fertile Ground Project LinkedIn | Twitter Travis Crabtree Project Manager Fertile Ground Project LinkedIn Inspiring dialogue through art. Salam Rida, Project Director, and Travis Crabtree, Project Manager, discuss the Fertile Ground Project in Jackson, Mississippi. This project uses public art to talk about urban farming, the availability of healthy food, and … Continued

Podcast: Public Art & Black Lives Matter with Amina Cooper, Arts & Science Council

Amina Cooper Program Director, Public Art CLT Arts & Science Council LinkedIn | Twitter Authentically reflecting community values. Amina Cooper, Program Director of Public Art CLT for the Arts & Science Council, joined the podcast to talk about creating more equitable and diverse public art. She discussed the recent efforts by communities across the country … Continued

Using Public Art to Change the Way We’ve Always Done It

This blog was written by Michelle Bixler, Director of Community Development in Strasburg, VA. I work for a community named Strasburg located right at the intersection of interstates 81 and 66 in northwestern Virginia.  Strasburg has 6,600 residents.  Like a lot of communities in VA, it has a historic downtown, with beautiful architecture and Civil War markers throughout.  It is rural.  It … Continued

What Happens When City Staff Make a Dance: Real Impacts of Collaborative Art

This blog is part of ELGL, ArtPlace America, and Civic Art’s “Creative Community” learning series about the role of arts and culture in local government. As a dancer and choreographer, I’ve been working with city staff for over seven years. My job is with Forklift Danceworks, a non-profit arts organization. We make dances with people … Continued

Creative Communities Check-In Poll

We’re at the halfway point for ELGL’s “Creative Community” partnership with CivicArts and ArtPlace America and we want to know more about what YOU’RE wanting to learn in the next six months. Take this quick survey and tell us (and you can win a book of Allie Breyer’s choosing if you want to share your … Continued

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