December 13 Deadline for ArtPlace America 2014 Innovation Grants Program
Monday, November 18, 2013
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
ArtPlace America is a
collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations and six of the
nation’s largest financial institutions to accelerate creative placemaking
across the U.S.
ArtPlace America invites
Letters of Inquiry for our Innovation Grants program from initiatives involving
arts organizations, artists and designers working in partnership with local and
national partners on place-based strategies that can transform communities.
The Innovation Grants
program is designed to invest in creative placemaking projects that reach for
new possibilities and involve a variety of partners who together are committed
to increasing the vibrancy and diversity of their communities. ArtPlace America
sees its role as providing venture funding in the form of grants—seeding
entrepreneurial projects that lead through the arts, already enjoy strong local
buy-in, integrate with a community’s economic development and community
revitalization strategies, and have the potential to attract additional private
and public support to the community. We want to learn alongside those doing
this groundbreaking work and spread the lessons they are learning to other
communities across the U.S.
Applications are encouraged
from all 50 states and U.S. territories, and ArtPlace America funds in
communities across the country. Certain ArtPlace America funders have a deep
commitment to their local communities and have provided funding for specific
states or communities. Currently, these include: Akron, Charlotte,
Detroit, Macon, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Jose, and St. Paul, as
well as communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota,
New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.
Therefore, we particularly invite projects in these areas, although
applications are welcome and grants are awarded to projects from all across the
US.We continue to expand our funding with the goal of supporting the
broadest possible geographic array of communities.Applications for
performing arts and Native and folk arts are also encouraged.
If you wish to apply for a
2014 ArtPlace America Innovation Grant, please review the guidelines in
full. We also strongly encourage visiting our Resources page to learn
more about creative placemaking. *NEW* For our 2014 application period, we have
also put together 15 Questions
to Ask about Creative Placemaking Proposals, which provides new tips
and insights for preparing a proposal.
After reading the full guidelines and
relevant materials from the Resources
page, please direct any remaining questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you wish to apply for an
ArtPlace America Innovation Grant, please complete the Letter of Inquiry online
All requests must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on December 13, 2013.
America awards grants that range between $50,000-$500,000 to organizations, initiatives
and communities of all sizes.