Topics Under Tag: "arts"

Arts-Based Placemaking is Revitalizing Communities. Could it Help Yours?

Project for Public Spaces | August 28, 2015

Arts-based Placemaking is an integrative approach to urban planning and community building that stimulates local economies and leads to increased innovation, cultural diversity, and civic engagement. The benefits of using arts and culture to tap into a place’s unique character extend well beyond the art world. Across sectors and at all levels, leaders and policymakers […]

Can a Community-Supported Theatre Revive a New York Town Known Best For a Prison?

Anne Field | April 28, 2015

Ossining, New York, a tiny town along the Hudson River about 35 miles north of Manhattan, is mostly known as the home of Sing Sing, a maximum security prison that gave us the euphemism about going “up the river.” But some long-time residents are determined to transform their village’s languishing downtown into a thriving destination—and […]