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2022 Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

April 18, 2022: 8:00 am - April 23, 2022: 5:00 pm

The Summit will bring together up to 350 people who work to, or want to, strategically engage local arts and cultures to help enhance and support communities (that is, creative placemaking). Together, they’ll explore timely and important issues facing neighborhoods, towns and cities in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.

It is a hybrid event that runs from April 18 to 22.  Registration will open by January 21, 2022.  The price will be around $250 for the full Summit.  An online-only ticket will be $50.  We anticipate having some scholarships available.

We’re meeting online April 18 and 19. You can participate in sessions live, or watch recordings of any live sessions you missed. You can visit the exhibit booths at your convenience to learn more about what’s going on in the creative placemaking field, and about organizations doing interesting work in New York’s Capital Region. Want to meet up with other participants, or maybe connect with an affinity group to find other people who share your interests or are from your area? You can do that in the online Social Lounge.

On April 20, you can get inspired by the Summit keynote speaker (to be announced), who will be speaking at Union College. If you can’t make it in person, you can watch the presentation online.

We’ll be together in downtown Schenectady, NY on April 21 and 22. You can expand your creative placemaking toolbox through workshops, get and share big ideas in Strategic Conversations, sharpen your planning and design skills through Strategy Labs, or go on tours to see interesting things happening in the Capital District.

We’re also planning a public art activity in downtown Schenectady as part of the Summit. It will be on April 22 or 23, so please plan to stay over for the weekend.  Registration will open by January 17, 2022. You can buy a ticket to the online part of the Summit, or for the complete Summit. Scholarships and single day tickets for April 21 and 22 are available.


Why should you go…

If you are looking for inspiration and ideas for new or better partnerships, projects, programs, or policies to help communities — or just want to build more connections in creative placemaking — the Summit is the right place to be.

It’s also a good place for educators and researchers in cultural planning and policy, arts administration, community and economic development, or urban planning and design to learn about model practices and meet leaders at the intersection of arts, cultural heritage, and public policy.




April 18, 2022: 8:00 am
April 23, 2022: 5:00 pm
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