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Center People | Creative Placemaking Research - ArtPlace America
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Arts and culture can
center people. 

Many community development systems, institutions, and practices prioritize technical or financial bottom lines while addressing community needs. Arts and cultural strategies invite alternative ways of knowing, seeing, and relating to community residents, shifting the focus to more human-centered and holistic outcomes.


IN COMMUNITY SAFETY

Support justice involved community members; Redefine policing around community building

IN TRANSPORTATION

Make streets safer for all users

IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Improve recruiting, hiring, and advancement

IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Address community trauma; Address racism