This fusion of cultural and artistic expression with food and agriculture is both a new strategy for some communities and a long held, embedded practice for m any others. To better understand this intersection, and complement the emerging learnings from The Kresge Foundation’s Fresh, Local and Equitable (FreshLo) multi-year support of community-led efforts which fuse artistic and cultural expression with equitable food-oriented neighborhood change, ArtPlace America has engaged DAISA Enterprises in conducting a field scan. DAISA is the National Program Office for FreshLo at the time of this report and adds this perspective and knowledge to this field scan, exploring the relationship between arts and culture and the community development subsector of food and agriculture. The research report seeks to inform current knowledge and practice around how arts and cultural approaches can be better leveraged to create equitable and place-based food system s change across the country – spanning rural, tribal, and urban settings. In more clearly articulating these processes, the field scan will contribute to building the fields of arts and culture and com m unity development, informed by creative placemaking and grounded in the experiences of artists and com m unity change-makers.