Cambridge Listed in ArtPlace's Top 44 Metropolitan Areas Where Arts Play a Key Role


1/14/2013

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Cambridge was selected in ArtPlace’s newly released, first-time listing identifying 44 metropolitan areas in the United States where the arts are central to creating places where people—residents and visitors—want to be. 

Among the selection criteria for the neighborhoods that ranked highest in each of the largest metropolitan areas of the country were cities that successfully combined art, artists and other creative, independent businesses, retail shops and restaurants and walkability to make a vibrant and robust destination and place to live. The other areas named in the New England region include: Providence, RI and Back Bay, Boston. 

ArtPlace is a collaboration of eight federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, six of the nation’s largest financial institutions and 13 national and regional foundations with a goal to accelerate creative placemaking across the country. Participating foundations include: Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Ford Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation and Surdna Foundation.  

For more information, visit:
http://www.artplaceamerica.org/articles/americas-top-artplaces-2013/ (ArtPlace 2013 – lead article)
http://www.artplaceamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/AMERICAS_TOP_ARTPLACES_2013.pdf (Full Report)

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