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Arts, Culture and Community Outcomes

Many communities turn to arts and culture as a way to enliven neighborhoods, attract visitors, elevate resident voices and transform physical surroundings. LISC’s Creative Placemaking program supports local community development practitioners and residents to integrate arts and cultural activities into their broader revitalization work. But what does this really look like on the ground? How do local governments and nonprofits approach creative placemaking and what results does it bring?

In a new report, LISC and Metris Arts Consulting look at creative placemaking efforts and community outcomes in four places where LISC has invested for a decade or more: Indianapolis’ Fountain Square, Pittsburgh’s Penn Avenue corridor, downtown Duluth, Minn. and the Iron Triangle neighborhood of Richmond, Calif. Through case studies of the four neighborhoods, the report shows the impacts of artistic and cultural projects, especially with regard to economic and social changes. Read on to find out how creative placemaking projects are empowering residents and bringing commercial areas back to life.

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