Through this website, PolicyLink is sharing how non-arts organizations are integrating arts and culture to help achieve their community development goals. Our research and documentation project on ArtPlace America’s Community Development Investments initiative is a jumping off point for us to share the insights and lessons from when community development organizations tackle local equity issues through arts-based strategies.

Arts and culture can activate, amplify, and extend the power and reach of the voices of the one-in-three Americans living in or near poverty to accelerate equity for themselves and the nation. This project is a part of the PolicyLink Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development portfolio, where we are working to advance, research, and support the growing national community of practice that is steering public resources to embed these values into the transformation of neighborhoods, cities, and regions.

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