Cultural Tourism as Creative Placemaking: How Indian Country Projects are Advancing the Field
June 8, 2021; 10 a.m. MDT
The National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town program supports creative placemaking projects that strengthen communities, including cultural tourism strategies that center the narrative, vision, and goals of residents. In this session, hear from two newly-minted Our Town grantees whose innovative proposals promise to establish groundbreaking practices and models for the field. The session will spotlight the Penobscot Nation, in partnership with the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine; and Fort Apache Heritage Foundation in partnership with White Mountain Apache Tribe, SWABACK Architects + Planners, and Thinc Design, in Fort Apache, Arizona, and will include a brief introduction to the Our Town funding opportunity in advance of the upcoming August 2021 application deadline.