'Creative Exchange' Help Artists Share Community-Building Ideas

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 24, 2016
References: springboardexchange.org & fastcoexist
A platform called 'Creative Exchange' is currently helping cities leverage the power of art to create more vibrant and connected communities. Art has always been a powerful community-building tool and now project organizers can share their ideas with others so that different cities can benefit from similar projects.

Creative Exchange is a platform where artists, organizations and city planners can access and share toolkits for initiating creative community-building projects. There are currently 16 different toolkits on the site and people are free to replicate or change any projects they want. The toolkits have been used by 2,000 different communities and they include unique ideas such as pop-up museums, community dinners and even post-card sharing events.

The idea behind the platform is to combine art and community engagement in a way that helps people come together and connect with their neighbors.