A collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, including Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the William Penn Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, opens the 2015 ArtPlace America competition.
Deadline: Nov. 3. Funding: $10 million for multiple awards, up to $500,000 each.
These funds go for 501(c)(3) nonprofits creative placemaking projects designed to: bring new life to rural communities; help communities imagine new futures; activate public spaces; create new community-based anchor institutions; provide artists with housing and workspace; stretch established cultural institutions; and strengthen local economies.
Youth projects have benefited. For example, the Office of Planning in Washington, DC won $300,000 to hold a Innovative Urban Play Space Competition to create five temporary and permanent play spaces for children in the district. Start with the full list of past grantees.
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