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IAC > Initiatives > Capacity Building > From the Ground Up From the Ground Up

from the ground up

June 8-9, Indianapolis, IUPUI SPEA

  • Your ideas
  • Your team
  • Your community!

This high-energy day and a half-long workshop will introduce the practice of creative placemaking as a viable strategy for small and/or rural Indiana communities and neighborhoods. Sessions focus on practical ways to get started and how to make a meaningful impact and are led by artists and creative placemaking professionals from throughout Indiana and the Midwest.

Register Today!

How much?
$50 per person, or $45 per person for teams of two or more. Plan for lodging costs (see recommendations below) and food costs. Parking and lunch on June 9 is included.  

Who should come? 
Teams of community leaders, planners, economic developers, tourism or cultural administrators. Click here to view the agenda.

What’s the point? 
Creative placemaking can be a tool for any community to integrate arts and culture into the planning process. Bring your community’s ideas, characteristics, and challenges. This will be a true workshop and chance to learn with and from your Hoosier peers.

What will we bring home?
New connections, ideas for resources, access to an online toolkit, and practical ways to start the creative placemaking process in your community.  

What is creative placemaking?
We’re glad you asked. Learn more here.

Where should we stay?
Here are a few good options. Please note that these options are limited and expire after a certain date. 

More questions? Bring ‘em on. 
Anna Tragesser
Artist and  Community Services Manager