The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking Webinars

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking Webinars

The The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking is holding monthly webinars on Creative Placemaking. Creative Placemaking is the next big idea in leading communities through healing and recovery. Get the foundation now to forge resilience. Creative placemaking is sustained collaboration among people of diverse professional and personal backgrounds who enhance the places they live, work, and play through art and creative process.

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking is a pioneer in this field and is now offering interactive, engaging webinars to introduce foundational concepts. NCCP webinars help community leaders engage their own creativity to drive healing, recovery and resilience. Check out our 2020-2021 lineup of affordable, monthly webinars.

Every webinar is from 2 pm to 3 pm EASTERN, unless otherwise stated. All webinars will be submitted for AICP certification maintenance credits. All webinars are recorded for registrants in case you cannot attend in real time.

The $20/webinar fee supports the work of The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization that offers expertise and peer learning to leaders who seek creative placemaking knowledge and skills to foster more just, equitable, and livable communities through art and creative process.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Erica Henderson-Smith at erica@cpcommunities.org.

Special: Webinar Bundle – All 12 Webinars for the price of 10, a 20% discount! If you prefer a PDF of the events, please follow this LINK

September 29: Culturally Competent Placemaking: Part 1 – Human Needs Placemaking

Supports: Healing, Recovery and Resilience
Presenter: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Founding Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

What makes people happy? They want their needs met. In this webinar, we’ll explore what psychologists say are six universal human needs, and how creative placemakers can address them in their work. Understanding core human needs will help you understand not just what people say, but what they mean.

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October 21: Culturally Competent Placemaking: Part 2 – Community Engagement and Triple Loop Learning

Supports: Healing
Presenter: Patricia Wilson, Professor, University of Texas Austin and author of The Heart of Community Engagement: Practitioner Stories from Across the Globe

Artful place-making requires skillful community engagement. Far more thanfacilitating question/answer sessions with stakeholders or the public, the practitionermust build a partnership of trust and mutual learning. Triple Loop Learning opens thepractitioner’s awareness to this subjective side of community engagement. It develops the reflective skills to see what is really going on, what is needed in the moment, and how your own expertise may be creating obstacles to change. Dr. Patricia Wilson, author of The Heart of Community Engagement: Practitioner Stories from Across the Globe, shares the harvest from her stories of community engagement in the most challenging of situations. Come explore the art and craft of fostering meaningful dialogue, learning, and action.

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November 17: Building more resilient communities through creative placemaking

Supports: Resilience
Presenter: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Founding Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Resilient communities don’t just come back from difficult challenges; they grow better. Many communities in the United States face a combination of social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges: flooding, storms, disease, poverty, oppression and more. Resilience is more than creative physical improvements to withstand storms; it also connects to a community’s ability to revitalize quickly after disaster. Arts and culture can play a big role in helping communities recover. We will explore examples from Louisiana, New Jersey and Missouri, and discuss how to connect creative placemaking with resiliency in community dialogues.

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December 1: Artful Urban Design Part 1: Growing your cultural ecosystem

Supports: Recovery and Resilience
Presenter: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Founding Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

You want more arts and cultural activities in your community? (Of course you do, otherwise, why would you be reading this?) This webinar will help you identify and design outdoor spaces that encourage artists and cultural professionals to become more productive, sell or exhibit their work; and provide more opportunities for other community members to enjoy art and cultural activities.

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January 12: Artful Urban Design Part 2: Public art for better mental and physical health

Supports: Healing, Recovery and Resilience
Presenter: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Founding Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Art in public places can help people move around, slow down, feel safer and more valued, and more. We’ll explore how to encourage and place outdoor art to achieve these purposes.

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February 16: Financing Creative Placemaking

Supports: Recovery and Resilience
Presenter: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Founding Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

There’s a lot of money available for creative placemaking. Unfortunately, it’s in a lotof different places, and can be hard to get. This webinar, designed for people who are new to fundraising, or seasoned fundraisers who are new to creative placemaking, explores different types of funding available for your types of projects and programs. You will get tips to develop your fundraising strategy.

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March 30: Economic development basics for artists, designers and makers

Supports: Recovery
Presenter: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Founding Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Good information will help you convince and persuade public officials, developers, grant makers. It will also help you evaluate whether things are working as expected. There’s a lot of data for economic analysis. This session will help you focus on the right sources to get the best answers.

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April 20: Artists as social change agents

Supports: Healing, Recovery and Resilience
Presenters: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Founding Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking with additional presenters to be announced

The arts can help make communities better for everyone. But how? This conversation explores how the arts can change what people know and believe, and how they engage in their communities, which are fundamental to how communities change. You will explore typical community cultural dynamics, and why it is so difficult to address obstacles such as the tyranny of custom and the comfort of powerlessness.

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May 11: Working with artists on creative placemaking

Supports: Resilience
Presenters: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Founding Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking with additional presenters to be announced

For professionals in government, community development, or economic development, working with artists on creative placemaking can be fun, frustrating, comforting, nerve-wracking, eye-opening, or eye-rolling — all at the same time. We’ll explore how to understand and respect different ways of problem solving and how to have more productive relationships.

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June 15: Ethics and competencies in creative placemaking

Supports: Resilience
Instructor: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Founding Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Between 2018 and 2019, participants in Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits were asked three key questions: What should creative placemakers believe? What should creative placemakers know? and What should people involved in creative placemaking do? From the hundreds of responses, we identified a shared sense of ethics and desired competencies for creative placemaking. This webinar is designed for anyone who teaches creative placemaking or leads organizations that work in this area.

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July 13: History of Creative Placemaking in the United States Part 1
July 27: History of Creative Placemaking in the United States Part 2

Presenter: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Founding Director, The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

The term creative placemaking was coined only a decade ago, but it has been happening in various forms in the US since at least the late 19th century. This webinar will explore the earliest work in creative placemaking in America. Participants will learn about the pioneering work of Charles Mulford Robinson, Edgar Lee Hewett and others, and discover how placemaking through arts and culture has evolved over more than a century.

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