Creative Placemaking: Space, Art and Community

This panel will explore what creative placemaking means and how it contributes to grassroots and creative community building.About this eventCreative Placemaking: Space, Art and Community is a panel discussion around the practice of creatively making space for art in Toronto's urban landscape. The panel will explore what creative placemaking means, and how it can be a key aspect to grassroots and creative community building. An especially timely conversation in the wake of the pandemic, where ‘creating places’ to gather is not a neutral concept, the Creative Placemaking panel explores different creative and artistic approaches to building community, with ‘place-making’ at the forefront. Panelists and participants will collaboratively build a pathway towards incorporating creative placemaking in their art work, and deepen their understanding around using creative placemaking to impact their community. Ultimately, this panel draws on the expertise of creative placemaking artists, using artists' examples and case studies to explore what the future of creative placemaking can yield.This panel is ideal for:Artist who identify as creative placemakersArtists/creatives who are new to the word “creative placemaking” but interested in the intersection between artmaking and space/placeArtists/creatives who are interested in engaging intentionally with community/ community spaces through art.Panelists include: Leah Houston, of MABELLEarts Trevor Twells, of MakeRoom IncAnna Malla and Jody Chan of the Switch CollectiveThe ArtsUNITE and Launchpad Learning Community Art Series aims to spark discussions and thought leadership on creating arts in/with communities. The monthly panel series brings industry leaders and arts workers together across a wide range of community art topics, including community outreach and research, event facilitation and community event best practices, and regenerative and community-engaged organizational strategies. Whether you are a community arts worker looking to be part of the conversation, or someone interested in getting involved in community art projects, this panel series invites a meaningful exchange of ideas around developing and working with art and the community.FREE - please register to attendPhotographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser. 

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This panel will explore what creative placemaking means and how it contributes to grassroots and creative community building.

About this event

Creative Placemaking: Space, Art and Community is a panel discussion around the practice of creatively making space for art in Toronto's urban landscape. The panel will explore what creative placemaking means, and how it can be a key aspect to grassroots and creative community building. An especially timely conversation in the wake of the pandemic, where ‘creating places’ to gather is not a neutral concept, the Creative Placemaking panel explores different creative and artistic approaches to building community, with ‘place-making’ at the forefront. Panelists and participants will collaboratively build a pathway towards incorporating creative placemaking in their art work, and deepen their understanding around using creative placemaking to impact their community. Ultimately, this panel draws on the expertise of creative placemaking artists, using artists' examples and case studies to explore what the future of creative placemaking can yield.

This panel is ideal for:
  • Artist who identify as creative placemakers
  • Artists/creatives who are new to the word “creative placemaking” but interested in the intersection between artmaking and space/place
  • Artists/creatives who are interested in engaging intentionally with community/ community spaces through art.
Panelists include: 
  • Leah Houston, of MABELLEarts 
  • Trevor Twells, of MakeRoom Inc
  • Anna Malla and Jody Chan of the Switch Collective

The ArtsUNITE and Launchpad Learning Community Art Series aims to spark discussions and thought leadership on creating arts in/with communities. The monthly panel series brings industry leaders and arts workers together across a wide range of community art topics, including community outreach and research, event facilitation and community event best practices, and regenerative and community-engaged organizational strategies. Whether you are a community arts worker looking to be part of the conversation, or someone interested in getting involved in community art projects, this panel series invites a meaningful exchange of ideas around developing and working with art and the community.

FREE - please register to attend

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser.