Today marks an exciting day as we announce and welcome the latest round of National Grants Program grantees to the ArtPlace family! We’re thrilled to share with you the work of the 38 unique projects in this year's National Grants Program pool and hope you take the time learn more about them here. 50% of this year's grantees are first-time ArtPlace applicants, 97% of them are first-time ArtPlace grantees, and 29% work in rural communities.
Calling all cross-disciplinary researchers! Today marks ArtPlace's second open call for research consultants. We currently seek to commission three “field scans” that document and explore the relationship between arts and culture and the following community development sectors: Housing, Public Health, and Public Safety. Check out the full Call for Research Consultants for detailed information about the opportunity and instructions on how to apply. Submissions are due Thursday, August 6, 2015, and scans are expected to begin on September 1 and be completed by November 17, 2015.
The sunny patio of Twelve Pine market in Peterborough, NH is not a bad spot to sit and reflect on this year’s Creative Community Exchange (CCX). Peterborough, after all, was the original inspiration for Our Town – both the Thornton Wilder play and the National Endowment for the Art’s creative placemaking grant program that I had the pleasure of managing in its early years. How could I not pay my respects as I passed by en route back to the Manchester airport!
Today, we are pleased to officially welcome a new partner to the ArtPlace America family: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation! The Foundation approved a $1,000,000 grant to support our national work in the field of creative placemaking. ArtPlace is thrilled about this generous support and the opportunity to learn from and be a part of an international community of grantees--see the full announcement from the foundation below: NEW YORK — May 19, 2015 — The Stavros Niarchos Foundation approved a $1,000,000 grant to support ArtPlace America’s national work in the field of creative placemaking. The $1,000,000 grant distributed over two years will support ArtPlace America’s four program areas:
Hard to believe that just a week ago today we had gathered all together with 300+ of our friends, colleagues, and thought partners in Philadelphia for ArtPlace's annual Grantee Summit! Despite the impressive contingent of folks we had pulled together, there were still many, many others we wished could have joined us for the convening as we shared our work, strategies, and visions for the future. If you weren't able to make it out to Philly for the event, or if you did and just feel like reliving some highlights, archived sessions are available for your viewing pleasure below! Feel free to share, comment, and and rewatch away...
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ArtPlace is pleased to announce the 21 finalist organizations for the new Community Development Investments (CDI) program! In August of 2015 we will fund one organization in each of the six indicated regions: A community of any size in Alaska: Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Anchorage, AK NeighborWorks Anchorage, Anchorage, AK The Association of Village Council Presidents, Bethel, AK A community of any size in California Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League, San Leandro, CA Fresno Metro Ministry, Fresno, CA Latino Health Access, Santa Ana, CA Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
On May 5th & 6th, ArtPlace grantees from across the country will gather in Philadelphia to reflect on their work and the path ahead for creative placemaking. Portions of this event will be livestreamed, so check out the schedule below and return to this page to tune-in. Livestreaming Schedule (All times EDT) TUESDAY, MAY 5, 9 am Welcome and Summit Framing, Jamie Bennett, ArtPlace America, Laura Sparks, William Penn Foundation