Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits are designed to bring together civic, cultural and government leaders to incubate new partnerships, projects, programs and policies.
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The South Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit is co-produced by Creative Placemaking Communities and South Arts:

What to know before applying to host the 2022 South Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

Thank you for your interest in hosting a South Summit.  Here is some key information to help you prepare your proposal.  It is due by 11:59 pm on February 7, 2022

  • South Summits typically bring together 250 to 350 professionals from the worlds of arts and culture, community and economic development, government, grantmaking, community planning and placemaking, and tourism.

  • South Summits are designed to attract participants from throughout the Southeast. 


  • We plan to hold the South Summit over 2-5 days in early to mid-November. The Summit will be hybrid (partially online and partially in-person).


  • Summit hosts are expected to help us plan the event and any local activities, and get some financial and in-kind support, promote the event through their networks.


  • We prefer to hold the Summit in a place that is walkable and has activities and spaces that would be interesting to creative placemakers. 


  • We prefer to be in a place that is relatively close to an airport or train station. 


  • Two important factors we will consider are:  1) who else in your community will be involved (the more parts of your community are represented on your team, the better), and 2) how much financial and in-kind support you think can be provided by late Spring 2022.