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Integrating Arts and Culture into Community Development

May 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Integrating Arts and Culture into Community Development 

May 14th from 10 am to 4 pm

Lunch included


Join us in rural, historic Blackville, SC to learn about creative placemaking and the link between arts, culture and community development. Rural LISC, the South Carolina Arts Commission, and Blackville CDC will discuss how creative placemaking is more than just an art project or activity; it brings together communities of all sizes, builds relationships, advances community building and creates new pride of place. Participants will learn from examples throughout the state, and consider the tools, resources, and partnerships necessary to integrate arts and culture in their community building efforts. Part of the training will include a walking tour to see firsthand how Blackville considered its assets; asked what was compelling and urgent; and engaged its citizens in projects that highlight the region’s history and enhance its sense of place. Come ready to share your own experiences, ask questions and explore ways your community may use arts and culture as important tools to build healthy, engaged and more connected places to live, work and play.


  • Evelyn Coker, Blackville CDC
  • Susan DuPlessis, South Carolina Arts Commission
  • Bob Reeder, Rural LISC


SCACED Members: $75 ($25 each additional SCACED Member)

Non-SCACED Members: $150 ($50 each additional Non-SCACED Member)

All refunds will include the ticket price less the Eventbrite fees.

SCACED members receive discounted tickets to CDI education programs. Interested in membership? Visit scaced.org/member-benefits.

Community Development Institute (CDI):

CDI is an initiative of SCACED which offers professional organizations and their staff an opportunity to build skills, learn from peers and connect to existing state, regional and national resources. We offer structured training sessions throughout the year and cover a broad range of topics. Learn more