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.

Training Sessions

Hands on session, focused on learning tools and techniques to be applied to communities outside of Summit. More emphasis on participation and takeaways. 

Field Workshops

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.



Summit participants are eager to learn about new thinking and analysis in the creative placemaking field.  We invite you to submit a proposal to present and facilitate a conversation on your book, research-based scholarly article, a report prepared for an institution (such as an arts agency), doctoral dissertation, master's thesis, or capstone for the Certificate in Creative Placemaking program . The presentation should be based on research conducted within the last three years.  It has to be published within the past two years, or be a forthcoming document. You can also submit a proposal to moderate a roundtable conversation on research conducted by others. In this case, please identify the researchers and the research projects they will be discussing. For questions about this type of session, please contact NCCP Founding Director Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP at

Board Chair: Colleen Finnegan Kahl

Founding Director: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

1021 Stuyvesant Ave, Suite 4

Union, NJ 07083


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