Justice, Equity, and Community Development

Arts and Culture

Strategic arts and culture planning addresses all arts and cultural aspects of a community, including specific issues or districts. It can set the tone for arts and culture policy within the community.

Arts & Culture Planning

Arts, culture, and creative placemaking are powerful symbols of community creativity, interests, and values. Together, these can establish and strengthen community and regional identity, shaping our built environment. SRPEDD's work includes everything from transportation planning to community and economic development planning. Arts, culture, and creative placemaking can inform our design and planning decisions, providing better outcomes for our built environment and quality of life.

Topic Areas

SRPEDD provides technical assistance in the following program areas related to arts and culture planning.

Arts & Culture Guidebooks

An Arts and Culture Guidebook markets a community's current inventory of local assets, including art installations, events, and cultural resources. It also details important next steps a community can take to bolster their Arts and Culture programming.

Asset Mapping

Cultural asset mapping is a method to describe local cultural resources, networks, connections, and trends in community.

Cultural Designations

Cultural District Designation is organized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. If you are considering applying reach out for more information and assistance. 

Targeted Placemaking

Placemaking is the planning, design, and management of public spaces by capitalizing community assets, culture, and potential.

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