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ArtPlace America Issues RFP for One-Time Community Development Initiative
ArtPlace America

ArtPlace America 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 will select one organization in each of six geographical regions that is interested in sustainably incorporating arts and cultural strategies into its work. 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.

To be eligible, applicants must have a defined geographic area of focus (neighborhood, town, city, region, etc.); 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; and not have a significant history of working in the arts and cultural field.

ArtPlace invites applications from organizations working 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

For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, see the ArtPlace America website.

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Deadline: 03-12-2015

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