Wyoming Arts Council

NEA hosts Nov. 4 webinar about “Our Town” grants

confluence our town

The public artwork “Confluence” was part of the creative placemaking project funded by a 2011 NEA Our Town grant to the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper.

From a National Endowment for the Arts press release:

NEA’s Director of Design Programs Jason Schupbach and design specialist Jennifer Hughes will present a webinar on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 2-3 p.m. ET about applying to Our Town, the NEA’s primary creative placemaking grant program. Four Wyoming communities have received Our Town grants: Casper, Evanston, Jackson and Laramie.

Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with arts and/or design organizations and artists, seek to:

•        Improve their quality of life;

•        Encourage greater creative activity;

•        Foster stronger community identity and a sense of place; and

•        Revitalize economic development.

The webinar will start with a presentation that covers the basics of the Our Town program including eligibility requirements, how to select work samples, and advice on preparing a strong application. The presentation will be followed by an open Q & A session. Our Town guidelines and application materials for FY 2014 are on the NEA website along with frequently asked questions and responses.

The Our Town web section features a map with project information for all three years of the program. Additional features include podcasts, articles, reports and publications. Sample application narratives are also available.

Applications to Our Town are due on January 13, 2014.

How to join the webinar

Please register in advance here. You may listen using your computer’s speakers or dial-in to  1-877-685-5350 and use participant code: 739587. Attendees will be muted but able to type in questions and comments through a Q & A text box.

In case you can’t attend

An archive of the webinar will be available on the NEA’s website shortly after the event.

See more at: http://arts.gov/news/2013/national-endowment-arts-present-webinar-our-town#sthash.PvqxDRlM.dpuf

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