Chris Higgins, Artscape on Tue, 25 Sep 2007 21:42:16 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Artscape Creative Placemaking Workshop: Oct. 25 - 26, 2007, Kingston


Speakers Announced for Artscape's Upcoming
Creative Placemaking Workshop
Kingston, Ontario   October 25-26, 2007

Click here for more information

Artscape brings together top practitioners from around the world for a comprehensive learning experience that demystifies the complexities of culture-led regeneration. Intensive workshops connect participants with similar-minded practitioners, innovative leaders and catalytic projects and capitalize on the synergies between creative people, unique places and cross-sector collaboration. During this two-day workshop, learn from international practitioners on how to nurture and sustain the conditions for creative ecologies to thrive in downtowns, cultural districts, neighbourhoods and mainstreets.

Bringing a wealth of knowledge from around the world, speakers confirmed for this upcoming workshop include: Tom Barnett, Planning Director, City of Paducah, Kentucky; Gord Hume, Controller, City of London, Ontario & Chair of the Creative City Task Force; Greg Baeker, Senior Consultant, AuthentiCity & Lead Consultant, Municipal Cultural Planning Partnership; and Tim Jones, CEO + President, Artscape, Toronto, ON.
For a full list of confirmed speakers see:

In its 3rd year, Artscape’s CULTURE-LED REGENERATION PROGRAM is a national workshop series focused on building the organizational and leadership capacity of communities to engage art, culture and creativity in revitalization efforts. Artscape’s CREATIVE PLACEMAKING WORKSHOP is second in this series that investigates strategies to connect and leverage the creative and cultural resources of communities in generating quality of place.

Day One immerses participants in the practical planning tools for undertaking creative place-making initiatives in a range of different contexts, with a focus on community engagement, strategic planning, governance and cross-sector partnerships.

Day Two delves into best practice case studies that illustrate the application of strategies and tools discussed in Day One, to fulfill various goals and objectives of creative placemaking.

Who should attend? Individuals, organizations or partnerships from across Canada that are interested in developing area-based strategies in their communities. Past participants have hailed from diverse sectors representing:

• Arts & Cultural Organizations
• Artist Co-operatives
• Business Improvement Associations
• Community Development Agencies
• Environmental Stewardship Groups
• Downtown Revitalization & Economic Development Corporations
• Granting bodies
• Government
• Knowledge Institutions

REGISTRATION: A limited number of registrations are available, so take the time to register yourself or your group today! The Early Bird Registration Fee is only $265 + GST if you register by October 1, 2007. After this date, the Regular Registration Fee of $315 + GST will apply. 

SPECIAL NOTE: Participants who attended the Creative Spacemaking Workshop in Hamilton, Ontario will be guaranteed a 20% discount off their registration fee for the October 25 - 26 Creative Placemaking Workshop.

A limited number of artist bursary registrations are available. 
Please click here for a copy of the application.

To download the Creative Placemaking Workshop Registration Form in Word format, click here


Our recent Creative Spacemaking Workshop on June 7 - 8 in Hamilton, Ontario was a resounding success, convening an intimate, diverse group of over 40 participants hailing from 17 different municipalities across Ontario and outside of the province. Ranging in both sector and interest, enthusiastic delegates and faculty exchanged hands-on learning experiences over 2 days of interactive discussions, inspiring local site tours and extensive "how to" curriculum on developing and sustaining creative communities within affordable and dynamic spaces.  

CONTACT US: To obtain more information on the CULTURE-LED REGENERATION PROGRAM, contact us at 416-392-1038, x49 or

Artscape gratefully acknowledges the support provided by The Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, TEDCO and City of Toronto Culture Division.

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