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“Thanks for being such a savvy participant and presenter. Your presentations nailed the subject of creative placemaking for so many who only thought they “got it” until your examples and conclusion crystalized it.” —Gaye Hamilton, Louisiana Dept. of Culture, Recreation & Tourism


Metris principal, Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, speaks widely on creative placemaking, artist spaces, cultural districts, and how to measure and communicate arts and culture’s impact on communities. She gives frequent talks at universities, conferences, and foundation convenings—across the country and at venues as far flung as Ontario and Macau, China.

Gadwa Nicodemus has delivered keynote addresses to The Art of Placemaking, ArtsExposed, ArtsQuest, the California Association of Museums, Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, Commerce Lexington, Culture Connection (Louisiana’s State Arts Advocacy Day), Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago/City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, MassINC, Semaine Français d’Arnaudville, and Square Feet 2013.

Selected speaking venues also include the Artists and Neighborhood Change Conference, Brattleboro CoreArts, the California Legislature, Council of Michigan Foundations, Chinese Creative Industries Forum, Creative Time Summit, GIA, Midwest Arts Conference, Rutgers University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and WESTAF. In addition, Metris Arts Consulting has facilitated panels and mobile workshops on creative placemaking or city cultural policy for the American Planning Association and American Collegiate Schools of Planning national conferences, and the Twin Cities Arts and Cultural Policy Study Group.

Browse presentation videos:

Creative Placemaking | Creative Time Summit (NYC, 2013)

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Indicators, Metrics and Evaluations, Oh My! | The Art of Placemaking (Providence, RI, 2013)

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Creative Placemaking: How, Why, Outcomes | Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago/City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (2012)

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Creative Economy Hearing Testimony | California Legislature (2014)

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Creative Placemaking Keynote | The Gateway Cities Creative Placemaking Conference (Lowell, MA, 2012)

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Cultural Districts | Square Feet (Seattle 2013)

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