Artscape Partners with UBC to Offer Course in Creative Placemaking

This fall, Artscape is partnering with the University of British Columbia to offer an online course in Creative Placemaking, the practice of leveraging arts, culture and creativity to drive community growth and transformation. The course is authored and instructed by Artscape’s Pru Robey, Director Knowledge Exchange, Research and Development.
Over ten weeks, students will acquire the knowledge, skills and inspiration required to investigate, develop and implement creative placemaking projects in their community. The course will explore a range of creative placemaking strategies, including: the development of cultural districts and creative industry clusters; public art; cultural flagship development and artists’ space projects; and festivals and events. This course is offered as part of the Certificate in Cultural Planning in UBC’s Continuing Studies Department and is accessible worldwide as it will be delivered in an online format.

Click here to view the full course description and for registration information.

The partnership with the University of British Columbia is the most recent addition to Artscape's work in sharing our expertise. In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in the creative community’s role in driving growth, change, transformation, and the new economy. Artscape’s Knowledge Exchange Program delivers tools, expands thinking and inspires action in communities large and small through a suite of continuing and new programs, including:

•    Mentorship and Coaching Program
•    Research and Development
•    NEW! Online Tools and Resources: Artscape DIY
•    Spacemaking and Placemaking Workshops

To learn more about Artscape’s Knowledge Exchange Program, please contact Barb Besner, Program Manager, Knowledge Exchange at or 416-392-1038 x41.

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