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Creative Placemaking Summit 2013

Creative Placemaking Summit 2013

Michael Hoyt, Cultural Community Liaison for Pillsbury House + Theatre, talks about the Arts on Chicago initiative at the 2013 Creative Placemaking Summit:

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Art Heroes: Faye Price and Noel Raymond lead Pillsbury House

Art Heroes: Faye Price and Noel Raymond lead Pillsbury House

Great projects and initiatives start with great leadership! “You know what the arts do for me, and I see them do for other people, is give you the ability to — with a community — imagine something that didn’t ever exist before and then make it… Continue Reading Art Heroes: Faye Price and Noel Raymond lead Pillsbury House

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The Arts and Neighborhood Transformation

The Arts and Neighborhood Transformation

Two weeks ago, I was reading on my couch when I heard gunshots close to my house. Then there were police sirens, yelling and more shots, as it became apparent that the police and someone else were exchanging gunfire. I moved to the middle of my house until the gunfire stopped and then looked out the window to see that a man was down in our alley and the whole block was being roped off as a crime scene. The police were searching my neighbor’s back yard for a weapon and shells, and I realized how close the shots had come to my 4 year old son’s bedroom window. Continue Reading The Arts and Neighborhood Transformation

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In the News: Creative Placemaking, revitalization and gentrification

In the News: Creative Placemaking, revitalization and gentrification

by Sheila Regan, Behind the Story, TCDailyPlanet.com December 09, 2012 As far as I can tell, gentrification is basically the same thing as neighborhood revitalization. It’s just that one word has a negative connotation and one has a positive connotation. The only difference that I… Continue Reading In the News: Creative Placemaking, revitalization and gentrification

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Why Arts on Chicago Matters

Why Arts on Chicago Matters

On November 13, at an event at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center with other Artplace grant recipients and Mayor RT Rybak, our co-Artistic Director Noel Raymond made the following remarks. We want you to read them. Continue Reading Why Arts on Chicago Matters

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Art + Politics

Art + Politics

Originally posted on ArtPlaceAmerica.org on November 2, 2012. Pillsbury House + Theatre (PH+T), an award winning theater embedded in a human service organization, will engage community residents, artists, youth, businesses, arts nonprofits and others in this highly diverse, burgeoning cultural district to animate the community… Continue Reading Art + Politics

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Learning along the way, together

Learning along the way, together

Originally posted on ArtPlaceAmerica.org on September 21, 2012. Pillsbury House + Theatre (PH+T), an award winning theater embedded in a human service organization, will engage community residents, artists, youth, businesses, arts nonprofits and others in this highly diverse, burgeoning cultural district to animate the community… Continue Reading Learning along the way, together

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The 38th Street and Chicago Avenue Small Area / Corridor Framework Plan

The 38th Street and Chicago Avenue Small Area / Corridor Framework Plan

from the City of Minneapolis web site: minneapolismn.gov The purpose of the 38th Street and Chicago Avenue Small Area / Corridor Framework Plan is to support the ongoing improvement and revitalization of the area of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue by proposing specific policies and… Continue Reading The 38th Street and Chicago Avenue Small Area / Corridor Framework Plan

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Designing a Twenty-First Century Cultural Hub to Build Community

Designing a Twenty-First Century Cultural Hub to Build Community

“Designing a Twenty-First Century Cultural Hub to Build Community,” written by Nancy Fushan and published in Grantmakers in the Arts Reader, Vol. 22, No. 2 Summer 2011, provides some good background on the renewed vision for Pillsbury House and Theatre, which led to the creation… Continue Reading Designing a Twenty-First Century Cultural Hub to Build Community

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In the News: ArtPlace grants $1.3 million to Twin Cities

In the News: ArtPlace grants $1.3 million to Twin Cities

$250,000 grant goes to make visible the ‘Arts on Chicago’ by Anna Pratt, The Line Media, 06/27/2012 As a part of the “Arts on Chicago” initiative, 20 creative placemaking projects will happen in the coming year along the Chicago Avenue corridor in South Minneapolis, to… Continue Reading In the News: ArtPlace grants $1.3 million to Twin Cities

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