Creative Placemaking Series


June 27, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
June 29, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm


June 27th: YMCA of Central Mass, 766 Main Street, Worcester, MA  01610

June 29th: Holyoke Creative Arts Center, 384A Dwight St, Holyoke, MA 01040

2017 Creative Placemaking Workshop Series

Brought to you by MACDC in partnership with MASSCreative and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

What is creative placemaking? Who does it? Who does it benefit? When is it appropriate? Where does it occur? How can creative placemaking be used as a tool for public safety or neighborhood revitalization? What is the interplay between creative placemaking and gentrification?

If these questions interest you, attend one of three upcoming creative placemaking workshops!

Creative placemaking projects and initiatives brings arts, culture, and creativity into government and community-led planning and community development efforts. Creative placemaking efforts can originate in the community, in government, and be led by community developers, municipal staff, artists, arts organizations, and organizers alike. Done well, it can help planning and community development processes be more locally informed, human-centric, and holistic.

Audience: Community development corporation staff, municipal staff, artists

Workshop leaders: MAPC arts and culture and community engagement staff 

Each workshop will take place from 9:00 – 4:00 pm and will include light breakfast refreshments, lunch, interactive activities, and facilitated discussion. Host location details will be finalized shortly. Each workshop will offer similar content, with a regional focus.

Registration Links:

June 27th- Worcester- RSVP for the Worcester workshop here

June 29th- Holyoke- RSVP for the Holyoke workshop here

These workshops are made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to the National Association of Community and Economic Development Association (NACEDA)’s Creative Placemaking Immersion Program.

Registration fee: 

Free Event, pre-registration required

Type of event: 

MKI Training

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning