Featured News | September 26, 2013
The National Endowment for the Arts, the Wyoming Arts Council’s national partner, has just released guidelines for its Our Town grants. Four Wyoming communities — Evanston, Casper, Laramie and Jackson — have received Our Town grants for local creative placemaking projects. Read about those projects here.
Press release from the NEA:
Now available on the NEA website are guidelines and application materials for Our Town, the agency’s primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000.
Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with arts and/or design organizations and artists, seek to:
Projects may focus on:
Arts engagement activities including:
Cultural planning activities including:
Design activities including:
Other key information:
Now in its fourth year, Our Town has provided $16 million to support 190 projects in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These projects are diverse in geographic distribution, number and types of partnerships, artistic discipline, and type of project. In FY 2013 alone, 35 of the 59 grants supported projects in communities with populations under 100,000.
To view a map of all the Our Town projects along with project descriptions and images, visit the Our Town section of arts.gov.