PHOTO: MAURICIO CALERO
About Us
We are an innovation lab focused on discovering how creativity can build better cities. We leverage Artscape’s 30 years of leadership to  partner with governments, private developers, cultural leaders and communities to solve urban problems and reimagine urban development through arts and culture.

We believe that artists should have a stake in their neighbourhoods as they grow rather than being displaced by their own success.

We believe that art…

  • makes cities more playful, participatory, and enjoyable to live in

  • creates tiny moments of connection that turn strangers into neighbours

  • instills a sense of pride in place

  • cultivates innovative societies and calls out injustices

  • is the matchstick of neighbourhood regeneration

We believe that a planet on which two out of three people will live in urban settings by 2050 (Source: UN) needs to rapidly stem the loss of affordable space to produce, display and experience creative work. As more and more people choose to live in urban areas, we believe that cities urgently need to address the loss of affordable spaces to produce, display and experience creative work. And we believe this is possible by aligning the needs and interests of diverse stakeholders and sectors to find solutions to urban issues where everyone wins.

PHOTOS L-R: GEORGE MATTHEWS / ANDREW WILLIAMSON / VANESSA GARRISON / MUSIC FOR LIFE / VANESSA GARRISON

See what the Creative Placemaking Lab has to offer.