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Create A Place Conference: Arts Build Communities (CM | 4.5)
April 4, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Create A Place: Arts Build Communities is the second annual statewide conference aimed at building, advancing and sustaining creative communities and art centered economies. It is the only major event in New Jersey that brings together urban planners and public affairs professionals along with artists, cultural leaders, elected and appointed officials, as well as community and economic development experts to share ideas and best practices in the emerging field of creative placemaking.
Create A Place focuses on six key issues in creative placemaking:
*Developing leadership for action
*Measuring your community’s capacity for creative placemaking
*Building strategies for action
*Providing direct and indirect support for the arts
*Building creative communities
*Building creative economies
This ground-breaking conference features panel discussions in which experts share their experiences and peer coaching sessions that allow participants to learn from one another.
The Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor of the City of Newark (NJ) will be the special guest speaker. Carol Coletta, Director of ArtPlace, who is known for developing cities and creative communities, will be the keynote speaker at the conference.