More on Arts & Culture
How arts and culture can transform your community Erik Takeshita on the opportunities of creative placemaking, a powerful, arts-based approach to community development.
Helping kids find their voices--and their futures--through the arts Steve Curtis in Kansas City explores how involving youth in the arts lets them interact with their communities—and weave themselves into the fabric of their neighborhoods.
Using the arts to strengthen neighborhoods Jackie Samuel has first-hand experience with integrating arts and culture into community development on the South Side of Chicago.
How to Do It Resources
"Creative Placemaking" This report from 2010 is a great place to start on the concept of creative placemaking, with a clear explanation, examples and strategies for practioners and supporters.
"Economic Vitality: How the arts and culture sector catalyzes economic vitality" A short briefing paper of four key points on how arts and culture can be an economic driver for a community.
Artspace The nation's largest developer of artist live-work space, Artspace has been involved with nearly 2,000 live-work units across the country.
For more, visit the Arts & Culture section of How To Do It
About the Institute
The LISC Institute for Comprehensive Community Development is designed to share knowledge and resources with LISC staff, local agencies in the LISC network and others who are working in the field of comprehensive community development. The Institute website, trainings, webinars and peer-to-peer support are tools that help practitioners and their partners successfully implement comprehensive community initiatives.
"Placemaking in Legacy Cities: Opportunities and Good Practices" Case studies of four urban locations (downtown, anchor district, neighborhood and corridor/trail) illustrate how to build a sense of place in cities where industry and population has declined.
"The ABC's of CDC Financial Management: Understanding the Financial Engine of Your Organization" This webinar teaches CDCs how to assess their organizational financial strength and how to effectively manage government funding and compliance. Learn more in “Organizational Sustainabilty.”
"Building Equity By the Tracks" This article from the Next City website describes how transit-oriented development can be a tool for community development in low-income neighborhoods.
For more resources for comprehensive community development, visit How To Do It.