Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ArtPlace America Announces 2015 National Grant Program

ArtPlace America- a nationwide initiative that drives community revitalization through the arts – is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its 2015 National Grants program.

A collaboration of thirteen major national and regional foundations, six of the nation's largest banks, and eight federal agencies, ArtPlace funds creative placemaking projects that involve cross-sector partners committed to strengthening the social, physical, and economic fabric of their communities. Recognizing the role of art in creating vibrant communities, ArtPlace supports projects that integrate art into a community’s economic development and revitalization strategies.

Now in its fifth round of grants, ArtPlace has funded projects throughout the country. In 2013, ArtPlace awarded funds to Cleveland-based Urban Upcycle – a comprehensive, arts-based strategy that will show how creative reuse can lift an entire Rust Belt neighborhood through education, and community advancement.

Want to learn more about ArtPlace projects? Check out this map to see how ArtPlace grants have used art to spur revitalization and growth throughout the country.

In the 2015 award cycle, ArtPlace will award grants of up to $500,000 for projects that involve arts organizations, artists, and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to have a transformative impact on their community.

Applications are encouraged from all fifty states. ArtPlace partners have made specific commitments to a number of communities throughout the country. Click here to learn more. Letters of Inquiry are due November 3rd. More information about the application process can be found on the ArtPlace website.

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