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Office of Planning Launches Creative Placemaking Initiative

Friday, December 11, 2015

OP has received a grant from the Kresge Foundation to undertake creative placemaking and civic engagement activities in select neighborhoods throughout the District. Creative placemaking is the intentional use of arts and culture to shape the physical, social and economic future of communities.

OP’s grant, "Crossing the Street: Building DC’s Inclusive Future through Creative Placemaking" is designed to promote community-building in neighborhoods that are experiencing rapid demographic and social change; engage residents in conversations on the future of the District as OP embarks on an update of DC’s Comprehensive Plan; and demonstrate or test select placemaking recommendations articulated in OP’s neighborhood plans and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) transit corridor studies and livability studies. Through this Request for Applications (RFA), OP seeks to select qualified curators/project managers to work closely with OP, District agencies and community stakeholders to define and implement creative placemaking projects.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2016