Conference Overview

An gathering of artists, administrators, community leaders, planners, designers, and other professionals exploring models at the intersection of arts, cultural heritage, and public policy. The next Summit is March 5-8, 2024 in Atlanta, GA.

Registration is officially open for the South and Appalachia Creative Placemaking Summit to take place in Atlanta, GA, March 5-8, 2024, produced in partnership with Atlanta-based nonprofit South Arts and the national Creative Placemaking Communities. 

Early-Bird pricing is available beginning Monday, October 16, 2023, through Sunday, December 16, 2023. Limited tickets are available at the Early-Bird price of $325. Summit registration includes access to all sessions, workshops, performances, tours, and networking events.

“The utilization of the arts to explore solutions-based, community building is at the core of creative placemaking,” said Jessyca Holland, Director of Organization and Community Initiatives for South Arts. “Creative Placemaking connects people to the built and natural environment. The outcomes may be economic or social. In 2024, we will explore creative placemaking through the lens of sustainability, or the intersections of People, Planet, and Prosperity.”

Since the first Summit in 2018, the Creative Placemaking Summit has grown to be a pivotal event for those in the field of creative placemaking, serving as the platform for industry leaders, innovators, experts and peer-to-peer opportunities to share knowledge, insights, and best practices. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, the Summit has continually evolved to address the ever-changing landscape of creative placemaking by fostering a community of professionals dedicated to advancing the industry and ensuring its sustainable growth.

To register for the Summit visit this link. All major credit cards are accepted. Groups of 20 or more will receive a 20% discount off the Early-Bird registration price. To receive a group discount, contact [email protected].

A limited number of scholarships are available for individuals working in the arts, community development, local government, or other sectors with a commitment to developing creative placemaking or implementing creative placemaking projects in their communities. To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be a resident of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee. For more information on how to apply, visit

The Summit will kick off with a networking event on the evening of Tuesday, March 5, 2024. To receive updates on the Summit including the official venues, agenda, speakers and more, join the mailing list at or To become a sponsor for the Summit, contact Ann Dickson at [email protected] or Dalyla McGee at [email protected].


About the South and Appalachian Creative Placemaking Summit 

Co-produced by Creative Placemaking Communities and South Arts, the South and Appalachian Creative Placemaking Summit is the preeminent gathering of creative placemaking professionals in the southern region. With over 50 sessions, experiences, tours and performances throughout the three-day Summit, attendees will come away with innovative and effective approaches to placemaking, with an emphasis on arts and culture ecosystems. Both urban and rural projects throughout the Southeast will be represented through peer-to-peer panel discussions, tours performances, special activations, and workshops. Attendees of the 2022 Summit included visual and performing artists, planners, urban designers, architects, arts administrators and community and economic development professionals.