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Creative Placemaking


Successful, strong communities and destinations define their sense of place and build upon it by incorporating the arts and cultural assets instead of trying to implement expensive, cookie cutter plans determined to make them carbon copies of other towns.

You’re smart, you know it isn’t going to be easy—especially when you take the time to dig deep and understand the core identity of your community and its assets. It takes time. It takes commitment. It takes focus. The outcome is a true reflection of who you are and creates a solid foundation for the future.

We can help you:

  • clarify/define your community or destination identity
  • map cultural assets
  • develop the core ideas to guide your growth
  • create a roadmap to achieve your goals
  • facilitate information gathering through a variety of  creative methods
  • research your competition
  • identify appropriate asset and sense of place enhancements
  • develop a collaborative Storymap
  • identify specific steps to create short-term impacts
  • establish an overall implementation plan based upon current resources
  • identify and apply for funding
  • facilitate steering committee meetings and keep things on track
  • develop marketing materials
  • draft ordinances
  • create realistic goals with reasonable timelines and budgets