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Lorrie Chang

Associate for the Arts, Culture, and Equitable Dev

Lorrie Chang, Associate for Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development at PolicyLink, works to advance an arts and cultural approach to community development for more equitable, resilient communities across the country, in partnership and support from The Kresge Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and ArtPlace America. In this role, she helped author a national report of promising practices, create and assess a Creative Placemaking technical assistance pilot, and support a cohort of arts and cultural organizations to advance equitable change across sectors including economic development, community safety, and housing. Currently, Lorrie helps serve as the research and documentation partner to ArtPlace's Community Development Investments program to understand, analyze, and reflect back to the field, the process― from visioning to implementation― of how non-arts organizations are integrating arts and culture to help achieve community development goals. She was also a 2017-2018 Truth Fellow at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts focused on fostering a culture of vulnerability to expand common truth and ignite collective action.