Capacity-building events and programs, intended to equip leaders and future leaders in the field with knowledge and techniques


Creative Placemaking is rooted in its leadership and diversity. Whether you’re just learning about the field or looking to polish your skills, LEAD is designed to build the capacity of all looking to lead creative placemaking in communities across the country and beyond. By participating in our CPL Summits, Workshops, Knowledge Exchanges, Webinars, or Certificate program, you can build your capacity as a creative placemaker while sharing your own knowledge and experiences. We believe that while no one knows everything, everyone knows something and should bring it to the table to help lift up those around them.



          UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                    

Feb 5-7, 2019



Albuquerque, NM



This is a series of regional and national summits that take place each year with the goal of developing the capacity of leaders in the field by learning from each others’ experiences. The summits are three-day convenings, where individuals get a chance to learn from seminars, workshops, peer exchanged, field workshops, plenary presentations, and networking events. 


Currently offered in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, these half-day workshops are centered around various topics such as Community Engagement, Creative Asset Mapping, Economic Development, and Site Specific Events. These workshops are available to attend or to host within your community to build on specific skills and knowledge. 



Our free webinars offer an in-depth look at the field of creative placemaking from the comfort of your own home or office. Tune in to learn about topics such as the history of creative placemaking, the rise of the freelance artist, community coaching, cultural districts, and more! Each session provides time for questions and answers with experienced leaders. 




This program is designed to bring the spirit of our workshops and summits to the local level in a one-day format for communities across the country. Learn skills in leadership and creative placemaking, address challenges occurring in your community, and develop a short- and long-term strategy for the future. 




The New Hampshire Institute of the Arts’ Certificate in Creative Placemaking is designed to build a shared knowledge base and ethical framework for creative placemaking. This low-residency program is an invaluable experience for those working in civic art, urban planning, public policy, community development, and leadership development. 

Board Chair: Colleen Finnegan Kahl

Founding Director: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

28 Valley Road

Montclair, NJ 07042


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