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Creative placemaking at ASU Herberger Institute gets a boost

$610,000 Kresge Foundation grant awarded as part of the ArtPlace America initiative

The Kresge Foundation
April 27, 2016

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is making strides in the field of creative placemaking, and the Institute received a $610,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to support those efforts.

The grant was awarded as part of the ArtPlace America initiative, a collaboration of foundations, institutions and federal agencies nationwide working to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development. ArtPlace focuses its work on creative placemaking, which describes projects in which art plays an intentional and integrated role in place-based community planning and development, according to the ArtPlace website.

The grant allows the Herberger Institute to explore the feasibility of developing a Creative Placemaking Institute and to continue the national conversation about the role of higher education in creative placemaking. 

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