Looking to create more impact in your community, but don’t have the means to attend the summits? The scholarship program may be for you!

We believe in diverse and dynamic conversations around building communities through arts and cultural programming. We don't always want the usual suspects in the room. We're looking to support under-represented voices from grassroots advocates to emerging and youth leaders, people of color, native people, artists, and poor and working class people. We want a diverse group to attend our summits and share in the dialogue around creative placemaking. Your story can help shape strategies, policies, and tactics in the field and help educate decision makers and policy writers. 



Who Can Apply

The scholarship program is designed to provide greater access to under-represented people who want to come to our summits. These scholarships are given to those wanting to use their summit experience to make greater impact in their community. While all are welcome to apply, we are primarily looking for individuals of color, local artists, persons from low- and moderate-income backgrounds, survivors of abuse and/or trauma, in addition to rural, immigrant, indigenous, and LGBTQ+ community members. 

How it Works 

Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed and you will be notified well before the summit. 


Scholarship Amounts

NCCP will award registration scholarships based on your application, funds available, and more. 

Nilda Vazquez Linger Scholarship

In remembrance of Nilda Vazquez Linger, one person per summit working with immigrant communities, girls, or abused women or children can receive a scholarship for registration. Available for all summits. 

Northern New Jersey Community Foundation Scholarship (for 2020 Northeast Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit only) 

Residents of Bergen County (NJ) who are artists, non-profit, municipal, arts, or community leaders, or whose work or practice is designed to enhance communities, are eligible for a scholarship of up to $250 for the Summit. Note: NNJCF scholars must participate in a short meeting after the conference to meet one another and discuss what they have learned. Scholars will pay for their ticket to the Summit, then be reimbursed by the Foundation at the debriefing meeting. 

OceanFirst Foundation Scholarship (for 2020 Northeast Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit only) 

The OceanFirst Foundation Scholarship is available to individuals connected to nonprofit community based organizations located in the following New Jersey counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean. Scholarship recipients will receive a link to register for the Summit. 




Contact Andrea Orlando, Community Director at

Board Chair: Colleen Finnegan Kahl

Founding Director: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

28 Valley Road

Montclair, NJ 07042


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