Creative Placemaking

“We work at the invitation of residents, with the understanding that they have a deep understanding not only of the problems facing their community, but of the best solutions.”
Nupur Chaudhury, Brownsville Partnership
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Arts on Chicago

The Arts on Chicago initiative is an arts-based community development project in Minneapolis, MN, led by Pillsbury House + TheatreUpstream Arts, the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood AssociationThe Third Place, and MCAD Professor Natasha Pestich with support from the Ward 8 Council Office of Elizabeth Glidden. Arts on Chicago is funded in part by Artplace, a collaboration of twelve of the nation’s leading foundations, eight government agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, and six financial institutions across the U.S. Additional funding is provided in part by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, as well as VSA Minnesota.

Arts on Chicago implements arts projects to knit together existing creative assets in the Central, Powderhorn, Bancroft, Bryant communities along Chicago Avenue  from 32nd Street to 42nd Street, using the process to build a framework for the ongoing support of a vibrant arts and cultural district.