Announcing Creative Placemaking Summit 8: A Retrospective, Oct. 3-7 in Lansing!
Mark your calendars folks! This year's Summit will debut a new format across five days and multiple venues. Find more information here, and pitch your speaking proposals through Aug. 15. Stay tuned for information on presentations and sponsorship packages!
This year, we are excited to offer limited edition 12" x 12" prints of "I Am Lansing," a mixed-media painting created by Steph Joy Hogan live during last year's Creative Placemaking Summit. The Arts Council has limited copies available for purchase and each is titled, numbered and signed by the artist. Shipping within the US is FREE when ordered with your tickets to the 2021 Summit!
Call for Creativity! Seeking Speakers, Performers and Ideas for Creative Placemaking Summit 7!
We are seeking speakers, performers and ideas for the Creative Placemaking Summit 7, and we want to hear from you! Learn more and submit your proposal today. Deadline is Sept. 24,2021.
Last year, after months in the deep woods of the quarantine, we brought you a Creative Placemaking Summit that opened us all up to a new way of interacting and shed light on the importance of connection--something we were all missing. Now we are beginning to venture out, reclaim the landscape, meet face-to-face and recognize that reconnection is our path to healing, regrowth and revitalization.
what does it mean?
Everything has changed so much over the last year and a half, including how we look at and define things. The intricate wiring of technology allowed us to be together in new ways and proved that we humans are wired for connection. But now as we work to reconnect, we are learning that the transition looks and feels different for us all. The 2021 Creative Placemaking Summit is going to explore all of this. It's going to take a lot of reimagining and creativity, which will be challenging--but also magical and so exciting--and we want to do it together with all of you!
beginning the journey
We are in the process of designing the best experience possible for everyone involved. It will be carefully engineered and feature innovative speakers that will push you to think outside of your comfort zone--which is a good thing. There will also be music, art, celebration and a whole lot more. And...we are spreading it out to TWO half-days to give you more flexibility and to build in some in-person experiences in Downtown Lansing.
open up those calendars!
Make sure you save the dates for this year's summit. We want everyone there as we reconnect with creativity and ideas for making spaces that everyone loves to be in and around. So check off Oct. 20-21, 2021, and don't book another thing on those days!
We are thrilled to have you attend the Creative Placemaking Summit 6 TODAY, Wednesday. Oct. 14, with registration opening at 9 a.m., and AMAZING pre-show performance by The Aadizookan at 9:30 and our official kickoff 10 a.m. EST. Please see below for some important details to keep in mind throughout the event as we navigate our first-ever VIRTUAL summit. We hope you have an awesome, inspiring day.
We are SO grateful for the Lansing Board of Water & Light in sponsoring this year's Creative Placemaking Summit as the Connectivity Sponsor. Because of this sponsorship, we are proud to present that this year's summit is FREE for all our participants!
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is pleased to announce that Creative Placemaking Summit 6 will be going virtual (+some surprises) this year on Oct. 14, 2020!
Our world is going through some big changes, and they are making life interesting and unpredictable for everyone! None of us know what is going to happen from one day to the next, so try and stay ahead of the game, we are rolling out our 2020 Summit in a new format that will keep everyone safe, but still be jam-packed full of engaging and fun content.
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We are pleased to introduce you to this year's Placemaking Personalities! These inspired local and national thought leaders will deliver engaging talks that share their placemaking trials and triumphs and inspire you on your creative placemaking journey!