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Creative Placemaking

Live. Work. Play. | Creative Placemaking Area of Focus
Live. Work. Play. | Creative Placemaking Area of Focus
Live. Work. Play. | Creative Placemaking Area of Focus

Alaska has a rich musical history. Creative Placemaking Area of Focus member, Kurt Reimann, has been working for over a year on launching The Alaska Music Show, which features Alaska-made music on KONR 106.1 FM from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m daily.

Read more about Kurt’s passion for Alaska music in the Anchorage Press, tune in to listen, and support the initiative to get more local music on the airwaves by contributing to the fundraising campaign!

MAKE Anchorage: Creation of a local arts and culture organization

The Creative Placemaking Area of Focus undertook the creation of a local arts organization for Anchorage via an Arts Advisory Taskforce and recently completed phase 1 of this process. A draft report on phase 1 is available here. Currently, the team is progressing phase 2 that includes engaging a broad base of stakeholders, establishing resources, gathering capacity and taking the steps necessary to found the organization. It is expected that the organization, named MAKE Anchorage, will be established and functional by the first quarter of next year.

For more information about this initiative, please contact Moira Gallagher at

CIHA Received ArtPlace America Grant

ArtPlace logo housingCook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) has been awarded the ArtPlace America grant through the Community Development Investments (CDI) program. Over the course of three years, CIHA will receive $3 million to incorporate arts and cultural strategies into its core work by exploring new techniques for developing neighborhood revitalization work that brings arts and culture to the table at the planning stages. The ArtPlace America grant along with their ongoing support and partnership will allow CIHA to explore new and innovative ways of building community. Click here for more information on this program.

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Interested in getting involved in Creative Placemaking?

Contact Live. Work. Play. Director Moira Gallagher at (907) 258-3700 or