Creative City Making Community Forum

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Inviting all community members, government officials, arts organizations, artists and organizers interested in exploring the intersection of arts, community development, government, equity and innovation! The Community Forum will include a series of workshops and panel discussions examining how artists are working in City government including a closer look at Creative CityMaking Minneapolis. Hear from artists and City teams about their work in 2015-2016 and reflect on the work with national leaders including Roberto Bedoya, author of “Creative Placemaking and the Politics of Belonging and Dis-Belonging,” who has consistently supported arts-based civic engagement projects and advocated for expanded definitions of inclusion and belonging throughout his career.

The Creative CityMaking Community Forum will:

- Explore the conditions that enable government and artist collaboration to create equitable systems change
- Reflect on lessons learned from Creative CityMaking Minneapolis
- Interact with Creative CityMaking teams
- Share evaluation practices and findings for Creative CityMaking
- Create a platform for dialogue about the intersection of arts + government
- Explore how equity is informing the field of creative placemaking

The Creative CityMaking Forum is free and open to the public. For up-to-date event information, visit

Keynote Speaker: Roberto Bedoya will also be joining us as the Keynote speaker at the Community Forum. Roberto Bedoya has consistently supported art-based civic engagement projects and advocated for expanded definitions of inclusion and belonging throughout his career. As executive director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC), he established the innovative P.L.A.C.E (People, Land, Arts, Culture and Engagement) Initiative to support artist initiatives in Tucson, Arizona. Bedoya’s tenure as executive director of the National Association of Artists’ Organizations (NAAO) from 1996 to 2001 included serving as co-plaintiff in the lawsuit Finley vs. NEA. His essays “U.S. Cultural Policy: Its Politics of Participation, Its Creative Potential” and “Creative Placemaking and the Politics of Belonging and Dis-Belonging” reframed the discussion on cultural policy to shed light on exclusionary practices in cultural policy decision making. Bedoya is also a poet, whose work has appeared in numerous publications, and an art consultant, with projects for Creative Capital Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Urban Institute. We look forward to his framing of the field and Creative CityMaking.
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