Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ArtPlace America Invites Applications to Community Development Investments Program

ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is accepting applications to its new Community Development Investments program from place-based nonprofit organizations with a primary mission of community planning and development. ArtPlace is a ten-year collaboration that exists to position art and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities.

ArtPlace will select one organization in each of six geographical regions (six organizations total) that can demonstrate a sustainable plan to incorporate arts and cultural strategies into its work of community planning and development. This one-time grant program will provide up to $3 million in funding per organization. Each selected organization will also work with national creative placemaking experts, a financial capital consortium, a federal grants advisory team, and a community documentation and research team.

Eligible applicants must:
  • be working to achieve a variety of social, economic, and physical outcomes in that geographic area
  • regularly partner and work across sectors to achieve positive community outcomes
  • have long-term vision and presence in a community
  • not have a significant history of working in the arts and cultural field
  • and operate in a defined geographic area of focus (Eligible organizations work in one of the following: a community of any size in Alaska; a community of any size in California; a non-metropolitan area community in Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas; a non-metropolitan area community in Minnesota; one or more neighborhoods of Philadelphia; or a metro area community in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia).
Submission deadline is March 12, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (ET). To learn more and apply, visit the website.

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