LISC National
What We Do

Creative Placemaking 

Artistic and cultural activities strengthen a community, particularly when they reveal and celebrate its character and identity. LISC supports residents coming together to make social, physical and economic changes in their neighborhoods through the arts and culture. This is known as creative placemaking, a vital spark that brings a neighborhood to life, making it a place where things are happening and people want to be.

At LISC, we believe that creative placemaking isn’t about bringing arts and culture into a neighborhood, but rather cultivating the arts and culture that are already there. Creative placemaking is about collaborating with people who live, work, pray, and play in a neighborhood to create a space that results in a vibrant, safe, and pride-filled community.


Ina Anderson, Senior Program Officer