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Artplace America Seeks Applications for Placemaking Projects
Artplace America


Artplace America has announced that it is accepting applications for its National Creative Placemaking Fund.

Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded for projects that work with artists and arts organizations to help build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the United States.

Eligible projects must focus on a neighborhood (or other geographic community) challenge related to that community in the areas of agriculture/food, economic development, education/youth, environment/energy, health, housing, immigration, public safety, transportation, or workforce development. Projects also must use artists, arts organizations, and/or arts activities to help address that challenge.

While the fund has no geographic limitation, half of the $10 million to be disbursed in this grant round was provided by funders with geographic priorities. As a result,  Artplace specifically welcomes proposals for projects in Massachusetts; the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul region; rural communities in Arizona, Iowa, the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin; Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit, Michigan; Macon, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and San Jose, California. ArtPlace also is interested in projects in states in which it has not yet funded a project, including Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming.

Webinars for prospective applicants will be held on January 22, February 2, and February 3, 2016. Applicants must register on the Artplace America website no later than February 16, 2016. Full applications must be submitted by March 2, 2016.

The program is open to all individuals and organizations.

For more information, including online registration for a webinar, descriptions of funded projects, an FAQ, and complete application instructions, see the Artplace website.

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Deadline: 02-16-2016

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