These sessions cover a wide variety of placemaking (or, if you prefer, placekeeping) topics: community engagement, cultural preservation, local economic development, professional sustainability, social justice, technology, youth engagement and more.
JERSEY CITY STORIES TOLD BY YOUNG ARTISTS
Jersey City Mural Arts Program
Office of Cultural Affairs
City of Jersey City
Over the past seven years, the Jersey City Mural Arts Program has engaged about more than 100 high school age residents to create and paint murals around the city. The program does more than help them learn how to paint murals -- it also allows them to explore key issues affecting young people, their friends and relatives in this dynamic city. Hear from artists and others involved in this program about what they learned from participants, and get a deeper understanding of Jersey City.
CREATIVE PLACEMAKING - STATE OF THE UNION
Sarah Merritt, Director of Pennsylvania Creative Communities & Creative Economy
Mary Eileen Fouratt, Program Officer, Access Coordinator, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Leeann Wallett, Program Office, Community Engagement, State of Delaware
Ann Dickson, CEO, Creative Placemaking Communities
Join Cultural Program Directors across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic for a lively conversation about creative placemaking initiatives in the region. Hear about their plans, programs, successes, challenges and how they are integrating arts and culture in their respective states.