Creative Assets Map

The Reinvestment Fund documents the effects of creative activity and cultural engagement in Philadelphia.

The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), in collaboration with the Social Impact of the Arts Project at the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, continues to examine the ways creative activity and cultural engagement play a role in neighborhood economic development and what we call the Architecture of Community.

“Given their interrelated webs of universities, cultural institutions, design firms and culturally diverse population, all of which help attract creative workers and spur creative content, cities – like Philadelphia – are naturally positioned to take advantage of this sector. Yet, if we develop a more comprehensive view of how creative activity, particularly community-based arts and culture, interacts within cities, we can stimulate even more integrated and effective action in the development of distressed urban places.”

Creativity and Neighborhood Development, Strategies for Community Development, Jeremy Nowak

With generous funding from ArtPlace and the National Endowment for the Arts, this partnership will further its research and produce a web tool with access to a robust, spatial database that can inform planning, marketing, policy development, and public investment strategies in Philadelphia.

Read the rest of the Creative Assets Maps release and see an interactive map on the ArtPlace website here.