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Responses

A hallmark of ArtPlace’s approach to knowledge building in each sector has been the involvement of practitioners who are closest to the work, whether that is community-based artists, affordable housing developers, public health educators, local elected officials, or fellow researchers striving to make sense of the multidimensional array of possible outcomes when arts and culture is integrated into community development practice.

In keeping with this approach, we have partnered with the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU) and Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) to commission a series of responses from individuals across the field of creative placemaking to be presented alongside our analysis. These responses will be published over the course of 2021, ensuring that the ArtPlace findings exist less as a static artifact and more as a provocation or foundation for future arts and community development research and practice. We are eager to solicit critique and debate as much as dialogue and ideas about the application of the ArtPlace findings; all responses will be cross-posted on this page as they become available.