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Our Goals
Across Minneapolis, artists are initiating discussions with community members around key civic issues. Creative CityMaking builds on their pioneering work, with the goals of increasing the participation of underrepresented communities in determining the city’s future and developing a city that is a living work of art. This project builds on work happening in cities around the globe centered on the impact of people-oriented planning and the role of the arts and the creative process in developing vibrant urban places. 
The goals of Creative CityMaking are:
  • to develop new creative strategies for community planning;
  • to create a collaborative laboratory and learning environment that engages artists and City staff working with a city department;
  • to engage artists in critical thinking and art making around city and urban issues, and to increase artists’ and planners’ ability to facilitate community change;
  • to provide artists and planners with new tools for community engagement and working with traditionally underrepresented communities;
  • to document and communicate lessons learned