Our Town Grant Program: Creative Placemaking
Posted by National Endowment for the Arts on November 3, 2014
NEA Invites Creative Placemaking Proposals for Our Town Grant Program
The National Endowment for the Arts has published guidelines and an application for the next Our Town funding round.
Through the annual program, the endowment will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities of all sizes in the United States and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core.
The program seeks to invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with arts and design organizations and artists, seek to improve the local quality of life; encourage greater creative activity; foster stronger community identity and a sense of place; and revitalize economic development. Projects may include arts engagement, cultural planning, and design activities.
All Our Town applications must reflect a partnership that will provide leadership for the project. These partnerships must involve two primary partners — a nonprofit organization and a local government entity. One of the two primary partners must be a cultural (arts or design) organization. Additional partners are encouraged and may include a variety of entities, including state-level government agencies, foundations, arts organizations and artists, nonprofit organizations, design professionals and design centers, educational institutions, real estate developers, business leaders, and/or community organizations, as well as public and governmental entities.
Grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000.
Complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and information on previously funded projects are available at the NEA website.
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2014
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