The 2019 Maryland Arts Summit will be the first of its kind for the arts sector in Maryland, highlighting the work that is being done through our communities. Dialogue, learning and networking opportunities will focus on the growth of Maryland arts. I will be presenting a presentation on the first day of the conference which takes place June 6-8, 2019 at UMBC in Baltimore, MD. Learn more and register here. My session is listed below:
Creative Placemaking in Non-Traditional Art Spaces
June 7, 2019
Presenter: Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman
Time: 90 minutes
The practice of creative placemaking has traditionally been a concept associated with the industry of architecture and design within urban spaces. This presentation expands on the concept, identifying the ways that communities utilize arts and entertainment as a bridge to economic empowerment, building environmental awareness and connecting citizens to educational opportunities. Highlighting examples of creative placemaking taking place in predominately Black communities throughout the United States and specifically in Maryland, this presentation identifies the characteristics that indicate the demonstrated benefits of this practice, offering recommendations for implementation by self-producing performing artists and community organizers.