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Creative Placemaking

The 15th International Architecture Biennale opens up in Venice, May 28. Learn about the event and a new exhibition presenting architectural projects for Detroit.
R. Henry Reese likes to tell the story of Queequeg, Ishmael’s heavily tattooed, tomahawk-wielding bedmate in Moby Dick . Although Ishmael is initially terrified to discover he is sharing quarters at the Spouter Inn with what he determines to be a cannibal, Queequeg quickly reveals his gentle soul...
If you drew a Venn diagram to illustrate the myriad overlapping connections between NEA Jazz Masters —who played with who when—there’d be at least one unexpected artist floating somewhere in the center: guitarist, Bill Frisell . He’s collaborated with so many NEA Jazz Masters it’s almost impossible...
We dip into the Art Works archives for a piece on arts and community by Laura Zabel of Springboard for the Arts.
A look at the New York City transit system's public art program, MTA Art and Design.
Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation Executive Director Nick Tilsen talks about the importance of the community in developing a new Our Town project.
Located in Savannah, Georgia, Deep Center is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the literacy of low-income children through creative writing. The NEA recently awarded Deep Center an NEA Our Town grant to support Block by Block, a project that encourages students to use research and...
NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach talks about how creative placemaking projects are addressing the issue of inequity.
2015 is the year that the NEA will celebrate its 50th Anniversary, and it has us thinking about where we've been and where we are going with arts-based community development in this country. Today is an especially good day to talk about this topic as it marks the release of an important series...
Judy Pest of the Ozark Foothills Filmfest, a Challenge America grantee in Batesville, Arkansas, talks about why the film festival is important to the rural community.

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