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Blair Williams

Blair Williams

Arts Administrator + Creative Placemaker + Communitarian + Dreamer

Blair considers herself so very lucky to have grown up in North Idaho – but even more fortunate to have discovered the world of arts administration, and the role that the creatives have in community placemaking. After having become disabled at the age of 13, and being advised it would be best if she just stayed home and collected disability benefits for the rest of her life, because there would be no place for her – Blair embarked upon a lifelong adventure that has woven the arts, creatives, community development, virtual + augmented reality, public relations, and a discovery of the role that she can have in shaping a community. When Blair isn’t working, she’s dreaming of what’s next on the horizon, and how she can solve the next puzzle put in front of her.

Creative Placemaking is an evolving field of practice that intentionally leverages the power of the arts, culture and creativity to serve a community’s interest while driving a broader agenda for change, growth and transformation in a way that also builds character and quality of place. Creative placemaking is a process where community member, artists, arts and culture organizations, community developers, and other stakeholders use arts and cultural strategies to implement community-led change. This approach aims to increase vibrancy, improve economic conditions, and build capacity among residents to take ownership of their communities.

Blair Williams