ARC Arts & Culture Forum: Artists in Community Planning

Wed, June 9, 2021 9:00-12:00 PM

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Join us for the culminating event of the 2021 Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA) Workshop, in which six teams from this year’s class present proposals for real-world, community-led planning efforts.

Each team is made up of local leaders from the arts and culture, urban planning, and local government sectors. This creative collaboration resulted in proposals demonstrating what’s possible when artists and creatives are part of the planning process from the outset: impactful work that reflects and welcomes diverse perspectives. This forum is part of ARC’s Arts, Culture, and Placemaking Plan, which aims to integrate arts and culture into the agency’s planning work to help build a thriving, equitable, and healthy region.

Event Schedule


Presentation: Results of ARC’s Regional Artist Survey
ARC’s Regional Artist Survey identified artists and creative professionals interested in community planning work and identified opportunities to support artists through ARC programs and policies, while laying the foundation for a regional registry of artists interested in civic engagement.

Juried competition
Each group presents its proposal for a real-world, community-led planning effort.
Bios of Teams and Jurors

Moderated panel discussion
This year’s ALMA Workshop provided the opportunity for metro Atlanta leaders from three sectors — arts and culture, urban planning, and local government — to consider ARC-funded community planning efforts together, with arts and culture at the forefront of the process.

Jury announces exceptional ALMA 2021 project; audience favorite is announced

Thanks and announcements


ALMA Participants, Jurors, Panelists, ARC Staff

Team Indigo – Alleys in Tucker
The Story of Tucker – Presentation
The Story of Tucker – Book Report

Team Azure – Alleys in Tucker
Additional Materials

Team Pink – A Region Remembers
The Healing Hall – Presentation
Healing Music Movie

Team Scarlet – A Region Remembers
Presentation – Expanded

Team Seafoam – Bus Stops

Team Shamrock – Bus Stops
D and I Policy