Join innovative leaders from the worlds of arts and culture, government, community and economic development and grantmaking at the 2021 Appalachian Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit. Engage with others who are enhancing places through creativity and art through training sessions, field workshops and conversations that will generate next steps for the new decade. Past participants have formed new collaborations, gained vital insights and have inspired each other towards excellence in equitable practice.
Description: Moments to come together as a full Summit group and learn from leaders in the field. Focuses on storytelling, case studies, and panel discussion.
Description: Series of Creative Placemaking Core workshops/presentations that emphasize the basics of creative placemaking. These provide a track throughout the Summit to introduce, remind, or sharpen skills.
Peer exchanges and Strategic Conversations
Description: These "unplugged" discussions focus on the big pictures of the field. In particular, they aim at producing resolutions or next steps to make real impact following the Summit.
These discussions are based on successful models / case studies in the field. Work is presented in a "TED Talk" style, with an interactive and discussion element following with participants.
Hands on session, focused on learning tools and techniques to be applied to communities outside of Summit. More emphasis on participation and takeaways.
Go out into the surrounding community to learn about current creative placemaking initiatives. These workshops present hands on exploration and application of the takeaways from the Summit.