On September 26, 2019, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing presented Creative Placemaking Summit 5! Hundreds of attendees from Greater Lansing and beyond came together to celebrate and reflect on the past five years of creative placemaking, take note of where we are presently and look forward with the goal of keeping this momentum going.
In 2019, we made adjustments to the program to make sure that we not only provided excellent speakers and networking opportunities, but that we were intentional and authentic towards a goal of diversity and inclusion.
We discussed what it means to have good intention, to fail and get back up, to ask questions of the "norm." We asked what we could do to be better community stewards, and push our projects and ideas further with authenticity.
New to year five's program were:
With the Summit over, we will continue push forward with genuine momentum and inclusive practices. Creative Placemaking Summit 5 inspired and invigorated us, what will we do next!
2019 SUMMIT PROGRAM
See the full event, including the schedule, in the 2019 program book.
Karl Gude, director of Media Sandbox in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University, leads the room of over 200 people in a guided meditation to reconnect with their creativity--a wildly-popular part of the event!
One of the greatest benefits of this event is the quality of the networking opportunities. We bring together such a varied group, so the conversations and connections are fruitful and idea-generating!
Thank you to the Greater Lansing Regional Prosperity (GLRPI) for five years of leadership and support of the Creative Placemaking Summit! (Pictured: GLRPI facilitator Rachel Elsinga, Arts Council of Greater Lansing interim executive director Meghan Martin and Arts Council board president Patty Barnas.)