The Rural Affordable Housing Creative Placemaking peer learning exchange will be held October 3-4 in Thomas, WV. This peer learning exchange will be hosted by The Housing Assistance Council, a national nonprofit organization that helps build homes and communities across rural America. There is no fee for the training.
The exchange will offer hands-on exposure to creative placemaking in rural communities.
The exchange includes plenty of site visits (and interactions with local stakeholders), workshops, technical trainings, and additional resources. Sessions will address funding, partnerships, program design, cultural equity, community engagement, and challenges specific to rural communities.
October 3rd is the primary training day with supplemental events on October 4th. Come for the first day of training or stay for both days.
October 3rd will start off with an overview of creative placemaking. Then, there will be a site visit/tour in Thomas, with a couple of workshops focused on specific creative placemaking topics after lunch. A Purple Fiddle visit is a must for those staying overnight. The second day will include another focused workshop on ways to take creative placemaking strategies and ideas back to your organizations or communities.
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