Creative Placemaking: A Conversation with Rip Rapson + Jamie Bennett

MAY 08, 2014 | 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


May 08, 2014: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM





Begun in 2011, ArtPlace America is collaboration among 14 foundations, six financial institutions, and eight federal agencies committed to creative placemaking.The Segal welcomes ArtPlace America's recently-appointed Executive Director Jamie Bennett (formerly of the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs) and Rip Rapson (CEO of The Kresge Foundation and current chairman of ArtPlace's Funders Council) for a conversation about the ways that the arts can and should play a central role in shaping the social, physical, and economic futures of their communities.  Drawing on examples from New York City, Detroit, and rural and urban communities all across the US, Rip and Jamie will present the case that the arts should be represented in any conversation about the future of a community, as well as the challenges and opportunities in getting elected, civic, business, and arts leaders to share that vision.
This event is part of the GC Public Program’s initiative “Cultural Capital: The Promise and Price of New York Creative Economy.