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Explore toolkits that are designed to help artists, organizations, businesses and city governments build community - from artist-led creative placemaking to uses for vacant spaces to new modes of community planning.

The Road To A Community Plan

Created by the Center for Regional and Urban Affairs at the University of Minnesota, this toolkit offers strategies and tactics for creative community input in the planning process.

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Your Idea Here

From the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, Your Idea Here: A Toolkit for Unlocking the Community Potential of Vacant Storefronts offers ideas and resources for activating vacant retail spaces.

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Community Supported Art

Modeled on Community Supported Agriculture, Community Supported Art commissions artists and connects patrons to art in a fun and engaging way. Esta caja de herramientas está disponible en español.

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[freespace] toolkit

Launched originally in San Francisco, [freespace] is a community space with open programming, with a toolkit offering suggestion on how to engage a community with a space.

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Irrigate Toolkit

Created by Springboard for the Arts, Irrigate's artist-led creative placemaking model offers community organizing training and fosters business and organizational partnerships for creative activity.

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Artist-Designed Bike Rack Toolkit

Modeled on Metro Arts Nashville's innovative artist-designed bike rack program this toolkit offers templates for calls to artists, working with city code and working with artists and fabricators.

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