We offer a range of training, coaching, and networking opportunities to fit your needs and lifestyle. From individual sessions to leadership summits across the country, NCCP can help you develop skills and knowledge in the field of creative placemaking.

Need help choosing a program that's right for you? 

Contact our Creative Director, Thomas Young, at 



We host 6 summits per year all over the US. These affordable, three-day convenings develop the capacity of leaders, and potential leaders in the creative placemaking field. Having the opportunity to meet and learn from people across the country doing this work is invaluable. Each summit is driven by local organizers who create relevant, vital content from every community development sector. Last year 2,000 people joined this growing community across 5 locations. You’ll get a chance to learn from seminars, workshops, peer exchanges, field workshops, plenary presentations, and fun networking events.  Find one near you and register to join us.



Our free webinars offer an in-depth look at the field of creative placemaking from the comfort of your own home or office. Join us 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. Check out when the next one is happening and register below.



These half-day in person workshops are centered around various topics such as community engagement, creative asset mapping, economic development, and site-specific events. You can currently attend workshops in NJ and Philadelphia or invite us to host within your community. See the list of workshops coming up soon and register below.




What do you need? We can help you develop short and long-term strategies for your organization or group. Whether you’re just starting out or have plenty of experience- this custom training can help you further develop your goals and strategies. We offer ‘Strategy Labs’ which are tailored to the needs of your town or city, employing crowdsourcing tactics and technical expertise to strategize, design, and curate ideas about how underused spaces can be transformed into community assets using creative placemaking techniques.



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. 




Strategy Labs are designed to engage communities through charrettes on various scales throughout the communities. Tailored to the needs of the town or city, Strategy Labs employ crowdsourcing tactics and technical expertise to strategize, design, and curate ideas about how underused spaces can be transformed into community assets using creative placemaking techniques.



Currently only available to select states, our resources page lists resources that could be valuable to creative placemakers working in certain parts of the country.  It includes information about grantmakers, community and cultural organizations, consultants, artists, and municipalities involved in creative placemaking.  You can also learn about training and development opportunities.


Board Chair: Richard Bryant

Founding Director: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

1021 Stuyvesant Ave, Suite 4

Union, NJ 07083


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