Author Archives: Anne Gadwa Nicodemus

About Anne Gadwa Nicodemus

Anne Gadwa Nicodemus is principal of Metris Arts Consulting, which provides research, analysis, and planning support to help communities strengthen the arts – and vice-versa. A choreographer/arts administrator turned urban planner, Nicodemus writes and speaks extensively about creative placemaking and artist spaces. Please visit to access recent publications including Creative Placemaking (Mayors Institute on City Design), How Art Spaces Matter (Artspace), and “Arts and Culture in Urban and Regional Planning” (Journal of Planning Education Research).

Journeys in Creative Placemaking/keeping/taking

In 2009/2010, I caught an incredible break. I had recently decided to hang out my shingle as an arts and urban planning consultant. A former choreographer/arts administrator, I was just 29 years old, had a newly minted masters of urban … Continue reading

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