Creative Placemaking Services
ArtsBergen, working with The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking (NCCP), offers the following menu of creative placemaking services for facilitating all phases of the process:
ArtsBergen, and its partner the NCCP, generally begin a creative placemaking project following the invitation by a citizens’ group or government representative in a neighborhood, municipality, set of towns, or a region. “Community Coaching” starts the process by convening a group of ten to thirty citizens. This “Creative Team” ideally represents the area’s diversity in terms of demographics and work sectors, i.e., local artists and arts organizations, at least one elected official, an education and health administrator, a business leader, etc.
Over six to nine months a community coach informs the team about the many ways arts and culture can improve their location’s quality of life and economic vitality. The coach develops team members’ leadership skills. A creative placemaking plan is produced that identifies strategies and prioritizes projects. Funding, if required, is secured and implementation started.
Because residents representing the whole community participate, their combination of ideas and skills ensures that the arts and cultural amenities created are meaningful to that particular place and that creative placemaking’s benefits to their community will be enjoyed and celebrated well into the future.
Creative Asset Mapping
An inventory is developed of the people, organizations, and activities who represent a town’s creative assets. These assets support the creative placemaking process and help define its future direction which might include major events, celebrations, new arts venues, and cultural districts.
A dedicated planning process helps communities realize short and long-term success. It produces plans and identifies the people to sustain them for example, residents, local government, and political leaders. Success requires sound technical analysis and management of projects, which in turn relies on effective community engagement and active cooperation between stakeholders and the creative team.
Following the formation of creative team and the adoption of a creative placemaking plan, ArtsBergen offers direct implementation and project management support. ArtsBergen assists creative teams to develop, plan, prioritize, implement, and oversee projects as outlined under COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC ART PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES.
Community Art Project Development and Management Services
ArtsBergen offers the following services for creating Community Art.
Consult on the planning, selection, production and installation of art in public places.
Integrate projects with community and economic development objectives.
Manage Artist Application and Selection Process – Write Call for Artists, develop online application form, and manage entries. Compile submissions, form selection committee, schedule and run meetings to select finalists.
Plan Design Process – Work with artists and conduct meetings to determine design of projects.
Facilitate Implementation of Projects – Set artists’ schedules, ensure artists are complying with approved design and staying on schedule.
Engage Community Engagement Components – Develop events and/or touchpoints around projects that engage the community or certain populations.
Document Partner with local production companies, oversee the creation of videos or other promotional pieces of project for promotional, educational and outcomes measurement purposes.
Advise and share information on trainings, conferences, grants and other funding sources, and other opportunities that can build capacity, identify and advise on potential grant proposals.
Public Art Project Development and Management Services
ArtsBergen offers the following services in the creation of temporary and permanent site-specific public art projects.
Consult on project development (location, genre, purpose/theme of work) and artist selection.
Manage Artist Invitation, Application, Review, and Selection Process – Write Call for Artists, develop online application form, and manage entries. Compile submissions, form selection committee, schedule and run meetings to select finalists.
Lead art acquisition process, including negotiating artist contracts and insurance policies, and offer support in acquisition of permits and approvals.
Develop fabrication and installation timeline.
Facilitate Implementation of Project – Set artists’ schedules, ensure artists are complying with approved design and staying on schedule.
Coordinate transportation and installation of art.
Assist in planning dedication ceremony.