The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Jul 25, 2011

Creative placemaking in Miami

Posted by Valerie Nahmad

The National Endowment for the Arts releases a free podcast each Thursday featuring one-on-one interviews with personalities ranging from NEA Jazz Masters to leading arts experts to National Medal of Arts winners. This week's podcast features three of Miami's cultural organizers, and Knight Arts Challenge winners, discussing the power of art in building community. Beth Boone, artistic and executive director of the Miami Light Project; Lolo Reskin, owner of Sweat Records; and Scott Cunningham, founder and director of the University of Wynwood and O, Miami; spoke with host Josephine Reed about creative placemaking: the belief that art and culture make a neighborhood a great place to live, work and play.

Click here to listen to the podcast and here to read a transcript of the conversation.

Knight Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) are seeking ideas from individuals and organizations for the development of new, sustainable models for arts journalism. Click here to enter the Community Arts Journalism Challenge

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