Reinventing Our Downtowns

October 15, 2014 2:20 AM

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AFTA has been deeply involved in helping communities better understand the vital role of art and cultural districts to the social and economic health and vibrancy of communities. Theresa Cameron, who has been spearheading this effort for the past several years, plans a series of new initiatives including publishing a toolkit to help communities organize and accelerate such efforts.

Meanwhile, the NEA has launched "new resources to assist practitioners who are working on arts-based community development projects." Specifically, they have expanded the "Our Town" program-- which has funded over more than 60 previous "creative palcemaking" projects in cities across America--by pro...

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