Arts Commission workshop will aid communities with creative placemaking initiatives

IAC-Press Release

May 8, 2017


Rex Van Zant

Director of Marketing and Communications


Arts Commission workshop will aid communities with creative placemaking initiatives

(Indianapolis, Indiana) - The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today there are a few registration slots still available for a June workshop on creative placemaking.

One month from today, the IAC will host “From the Ground Up,” a day and a half-long workshop introducing creative placemaking as a viable strategy for small and / or primarily rural communities and neighborhoods.

“The registration response has been great, and an indication that civic leaders recognize the arts can help reshape and revitalize communities of all sizes,” said IAC Artist and Community Services Manager Anna Tragesser.

Communities that are embarking on a new placemaking initiative may find the workshop especially helpful. Sessions will focus on getting the community on board, setting goals and measuring outcomes, and managing a long-term initiative.

The June 8 and 9, 2017 workshop will open with a reception at The Tube Factory featuring special guest Michael Orlove with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Orlove is director of Artist Communities and Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works for the NEA. Prior to joining the NEA, Orlove was director of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

The workshop will include sessions led by artists, and creative placemaking professionals from across Indiana.

View a list of the workshop sessions

Registration is $50 per person, or $45 for two or more registrants.

Details for registration

For more information, contact Anna Tragesser at 317.232.1281 or email

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, every day, for everyone in Indiana.