Leveraging Arts and Culture to Transform Communities


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Erik Takeshita, Deputy Director of Local Initiatives Support Corp., shares on a Huffington Post blog his cross-country perspective at how arts and culture programs are helping bring vibrancy into low-income communities.

Takeshita takes part in a growing movement to cultivate creative placemaking, artists and other cultural-bearers working with residents to significantly mold the physical and social character of communities through arts and cultural events.

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