Calling all creative placemakers! National Endowment for the Arts is looking to support projects transforming communities through the arts. The Our Town grant supports local initiatives improving the quality of life for residents while also building a grounded sense of place. The grant requires a partnership between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities. The two categories for the Our Town grant are:
- Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects. These projects represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000.
- Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking. These projects are available to arts and design service organizations, and industry or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.
Applications are due on September 21, 2015. Join NEA for their webinar on “How to Apply” for the grant on Wednesday July 29, 3:00 ET and on Wednesday August 5th tune in for the “Tips, Tricks, and Inspiration for a Successful Project Proposal” webinar.
Click here to find out more on the NEA Our Town grant.
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