Creative Placemaking Workshop

Tuesday, March 27, 2017
Location TBD
Application Deadline: Friday, March 2

Workshop Overview

Across the country, parks professionals, planners, and community organizations have been using arts and culture as a means to address important community development goals in a practice known as creative placemaking. By incorporating arts and culture into public spaces, parks, and other greenspaces, park advocates can more deeply engage with their communities, they can create sophisticated stewardship strategies, and they can create parks that reflect the culture and identity of the places that love.

Park Pride, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is accepting applications for a special workshop focused on Creative Placemaking in Parks. This workshop will bring together artists, designers and park advocates for a focused discussion about connecting place with culture through art. This workshop will cover both the broad “conceptual” ideas around creative placemaking and the nuts-and-bolts ideas needed to make it happen in your park.

Five to ten groups will be selected to work with Matthew Clarke, a nationally recognized leader in the urban placemaking movement and author of The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking in Parks. Local leaders will be on-hand to offer guidance on your park project.


All applications will be considered based on the merits and viability of the proposed project, with preference given to parks located in the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County. Applicants may be asked for clarification and details on their proposal.

Successful applications will:

  • Focus on a park or greenspace that is accessible to the public in perpetuity
  • Demonstrate a successful history of implementing and sustaining projects in your park
  • Demonstrate an inclusive and equitable approach to community engagement
  • Include clearly stated goals
  • Include a clearly identified need
  • Propose an initial idea for an art-based intervention

Submit your application to the Creative Placemaking Workshop by filling out the following form below. You may save and return to your work at another time by selecting the “Save and Continue Later” option at the bottom of the form.

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 2

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