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Build Collective Power | Creative Placemaking Research - ArtPlace America
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Arts and culture can
build collective power. 

Artists have long been activists, organizers, and allies to social change movements. Community organizers, too, rely on arts and cultural strategies to create a shared vision and build the collective capacity of residents and community leaders to advocate for, resist, or effect change.


IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Build power to strengthen movements that shift local economic conditions

IN ENVIRONMENT

Build community capacity and agency

IN HOUSING

Organize housing campaigns

IN PUBLIC SAFETY

Influence law and policy

IN TRANSPORTATION

Organize transportation advocates

IN WATER

Support community activism

IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Build power and drive policy change

IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Support more sustainable and responsive communities