ArtPlace America has recently announced a new grant program, the Community Development Investments, designed to provide $3m in funding along with assistance to organizations interested in leveraging arts and cultural strategies to support ongoing and upcoming projects and plans in their communities of focus.
ArtPlace America (www.artplaceamerica.org) is a ten-year collaboration of major foundations, federal agencies, and banks 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.
I am including some basic language on this opportunity below in multiple formats. We would love for you to share this information with fellow organizations and networks. We also have three upcoming grant workshops and webinars that may be of interest to you or other folks who may be interested in applying (all information can also be found at www.artplaceamerica.org/cdi/grant-workshops).
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have, or direct any organizations to reach out with questions to email@example.com
February 24: Charlotte, NC
Arts and Science Council
227 W. Trade Street, Suite 250
Charlotte, NC 28202
RSVP (in-person): http://www.eventbrite.com/e/artplace-america-community-development-investments-grant-workshop-charlotte-nc-tickets-15429512086
RSVP (webinar): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3003519784900781058
February 25: Montgomery, AL
Federation of Childcare Centers of Alabama
3703 Rosa Parks Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36101
RSVP (in-person): http://www.eventbrite.com/e/artplace-america-community-development-investments-grant-workshop-montgomery-al-tickets-15429534152
RSVP (webinar): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6567284360639056386
February 26: Nashville, TN
Casa Azafrán International Community Center
2195 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
RSVP (in-person): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artplace-america-community-development-investments-grant-workshop-nashville-tn-tickets-15429549197
RSVP (webinar): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3784317076644995074
ArtPlace America is accepting applications from place-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a primary mission of community planning and development for its Community Development Investments program. ArtPlace will select one NGO with a programmatic focus on a metropolitan community of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia. that is interested in sustainably incorporating arts and cultural strategies into the organization’s work. These states together comprise one of six geographical regions that ArtPlace has identified for this new grant program. One organization will be selected from each region.
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.
The Call for Applications is open to place-based NGOs that:
- have a defined geographical area of focus (neighborhood, town, city, region, etc)
- are working to achieve a variety of social, economic, and physical outcomes in that geographical area
- regularly partner and work across sectors to achieve these community outcomes
- have long-term vision and presence in a community
- do not have a significant history of working with the arts and cultural sector
For more information on the program and how to apply visit www.artplaceamerica.org/CDI. Applications are due by5pm ET, March 12, 2015.