Creative placemaking is an evolving field of practice where partners from public, private, nonprofit and community organizations collaborate and use art, culture and creativity to physically and socially revitalize a community. The goals of creative placemaking are to leverage existing creative potential in the area, support current businesses and create new business opportunities, and create a distinct and diverse community that attracts locals and tourists.
From The News Journal:
Boosting Wilmington is group’s goal
The Wilmington Renaissance Corp. wants to shine a positive light on things going on in Wilmington.
Through a recently launched blog and posts on the group’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, the organization is tellng people to talk up Wilmington. Whether it’s about people in the city or an event, the group wants people talking about it on social media or alerting news outlets.
Once again another negative article about Wilmington hit the news media in the last week. While some have grown immune to these negative stories, living a “well, that’s just Wilmington” mantra; others have grown increasingly incensed that the not-new story of Wilmington’s crime problems keeps playing over and over like a broken record.
Over the last three years, WRC has been working with our partners (City of Wilmington, Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware, Christina Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington Housing Partnership, Quaker Hill Neighborhood Association, United Way of Delaware and others) to develop a Creative District in the Downtown/Quaker Hill/West Center City neighborhood.
Are you an artist, maker or entrepreneur? Interested in a creative community where you can live and practice your craft?
Wilmington Renaissance Corporation invites you to a Creative Chat: A Vision for a Creative District in Wilmington with Special Guest: Evan Malone, Ph.D., President, NextFab
The Maker Movement is a type of culture based on DIY projects featuring both traditional crafting methods and technological innovations. “Makers” (artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, etc.) of all ages participate in the Movement all over the world. Projects range from woodworking and metaling to electronics, robotics and the use of 3-D printers.
From The News Journal:
Delaware cities gear up to pitch downtown districts
Gov. Jack Markell rolling out his $7 million plan to revitalize Delaware downtown areas.
Days after signing this year’s budget, Gov. Jack Markell is readying the push to roll out his $ million plan to revitalize Delaware downtown areas hit by blight and economic stagnation.