THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PLANNING BOARD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Through February 18, 2021
Contact: Anika Jackson, 301-952-4584
Prince George’s County To Host Virtual Community Meeting On The Role of Cultural Arts In Creative Placemaking
UPPER MARLBORO, MD-- Prince George’s County will host a virtual community meeting to engage stakeholders on how arts and culture can be used in creative placemaking to improve quality of life and create a distinct sense of place in our communities as a part of the Prince George’s County Cultural Art Study (PGCCAS). The virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
According to the National Endowment for the Arts, creative placemaking helps transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at its core. Creative placemaking integrates arts and culture with other needs of a community, such as land use, transportation, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. The meeting will highlight existing examples of successful creative placemaking in Prince George’s County, discuss how to use creative placemaking, and explore what tools are needed to help communities create placemaking projects.
PGCCAS is a comprehensive assessment of the diverse arts and culture ecology in Prince George’s County. This study will align and energize the arts and cultural sector, residents, and leaders, ultimately strengthening partnerships, community participation, and county government. PGCCAS is a collaborative effort between the Prince George’s County Planning Department and the Department of Parks and Recreation of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, Inc.
Community participation is integral to how the study will gather data, raise awareness, and better integrate arts and culture with the needs of Prince George’s County. To participate, register at https://racp_pgccas.eventbrite.com. Log-in information will be provided the evening prior to the meeting to all who register. For more information, visit http://www.mncppc.org/4860/Cultural-Arts-Study.
WHO: Prince George’s County Planning Department and Department of Parks and Recreation of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, Inc.
WHAT: The Prince George’s Cultural Arts Study: Creative Placemaking
WHEN: Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Virtual via MS Teams To register-- https://racp_pgccas.eventbrite.com
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