How The Arts Can Help Revitalize Towns In Vermont

11/01/12 4:50PM By Neal Charnoff
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Courtersy Vermont Arts Council

The latest buzz phrase in the arts community is "Creative Placemaking." 

Simply put, Creative Placemaking is the strategy of creating and developing communities around arts and cultural activities.

It's a phenomenon that has occurred organically in places like Greenwich Village and Brooklyn, New York. 

But Creative Placemaking has been adopted by national policy-makers as a strategy to spur growth and community engagement.

Alex Aldrich, the executive director of the Vermont Arts Council and a regular contributor to the Weekly Conversation, describes how Creative Placemaking works.


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