Support for the Arts in Innovative Placemaking

| Tuesday, May 20 | 2 p.m - 2:45 p.m. | Room: Brule A | Session Track: AD

ArtPlace America’s Innovation Grants program is designed to invest in creative platemaking projects that reach for new possibilities and involve a variety of partners who together are committed to increasing the vibrancy and diversity of their communities. This session will explore how Main Streets can use this valuable resource to transform their communities. ArtPlace America is a collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations and six of the nation’s largest banks. ArtPlace America also seeks advice and counsel from close working relationships with various federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts.


Lyz Crane, Art Place America
Lyz Crane is the deputy director for ArtPlace America, a collaboration of top national and regional foundations and leading banks to accelerate creative placemaking. Prior to ArtPlace America, she served as the communications director at ArtHome, an organization that helps artists and their communities build assets and equity through financial literacy, and the director of program development and program manager of the Shifting Sands Initiative at Partners for Livable Communities, a national nonprofit leadership organization working to improve the livability of communities by promoting quality of life, economic development, and social equity.  In 2009, Crane was named a “Next American Vanguard” by urban affairs magazine Next American City.  She received her MPA in policy analysis from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.