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Tom Borrup

University of Minnesota - Arts and Cultural Leadership
Faculty Director
Minnesota USA
Tom Borrup, Ph.D. is the founder of Creative Community Builders. He consults with cities, foundations, and nonprofits integrating arts, economic development, urban planning and design, civic engagement, and animation of public space. He has a special interest in urban cultural districts. His 2006 book The Creative Community Builders’ Handbook, remains a leading text in the field. As Executive Director of Minneapolis’ Intermedia Arts 1980 – 2002, Tom helped transform a diverse urban neighborhood while building a nationally recognized multidisciplinary, cross-cultural organization. Tom serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the University of Minnesota’s Masters in Arts and Cultural Leadership. He earned his Ph.D. in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.