Thriving Communities program is a community accelerator program designed to enhance leadership and community development throughout the region through creative placemaking. Participating teams learn strategic approaches to leverage their artistic and cultural assets in order to spark economic vibrancy and growth from within.
At the end of the program, each team is eligible to apply for a seed grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation to make their community strategy a reality.
The 10-month program guides leaders in revitalizing their communities, teaching them to:
Identify cultural assets
Spark collective feedback
Test bold ideas
Revise and repeat
Join the Thriving Communities network to ignite growth from within in your city! Read on for application guidelines.
2018 community signposts of success:
Monetary and in-kind contributions
Out-of-town guest attendance
Features in local media outlets
A visual capture of two Georgia communities that have seen results through creative placemaking.