Thank you for your interest in presenting at  Thriving Together, the 2017 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit. We are seeking 'how to' activities (workshops, demonstrations, etc.) of 90 minutes that explore any of these themes:  sustaining creative placemaking for the long term, growing high-performing partnerships, or building social equity.

Thriving Together will be held May 5, 2017, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the University Heights neighborhood of Newark, NJ.  Please submit your proposal by January 27.  We will notify all respondents of our selection by February 15.

Workshop instructors/organizers will receive one free ticket to the conference.  Any additional instructors or presenters will receive a 50% discount on their ticket to the event.  All instructors, organizers and presenters must register for the conference.

The Leadership Summit helps creative placemakers build their skills and connections to improve their practice.  Participants come from the worlds of arts, public affairs, real estate and community/economic development.  For Thriving Together, we are seeking to attract more funders, local government officials, artists interested in community improvement, art teachers and professors, members of Green Teams and arts councils in New Jersey, local civic leaders, staff and decisionmakers of public art agencies, and leaders of cultural institutions.

We are especially interested in sessions that help participants learn how to:
*Build sustainable relationships between universities and communities
*Avoid burnout
*Attract diverse audiences
*Engage underrepresented communities 
*Help artists lead creative placemaking efforts
*Make good choices in creative placemaking
*Address systematic oppression through creative placemaking
*Get more financial support for creative placemaking
*Work more effectively with artists

To learn more about the event, please go to

Thriving Together is produced by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking.  The program is sponsored by Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program

Questions? Please contact NCCP Executive Director Leonardo Vazquez at  or at 973-763-6352

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