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ArtPlace America announced that The Village has been chosen from nearly a thousand applications to receive $500k funding through its 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund. LISC has provided support of The Village's arts-based community development work for nearly five years. This grant is a huge win for the Village, the Fairhill-Hartranft community, and for ...
Chris Walker, LISC’s director of research, explains how creative placemaking leverages the power of local artists, culture and history to create economic opportunity and improve their overall quality of life in urban and rural communities alike.
LISC is collaborating with the Sixers Youth Foundation, The City and The Village of Arts and Humanities to renovate the Hartranft recreational center basketball courts in LISC’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Eastern North neighborhood. The partnership came into being in 2016 when the SYF approached LISC for strategic guidance on making investments in the City.