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 Taskforce is progressing through phase 2, which 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 Shannon Daut at or Archana Mishra at

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