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Resources Available for Rural Communities Facing Design Challenges

  by Angela Moreno-Long, CIRD Program Manager, Project for Public Spaces – The  Citizens’ Institute on Rural DesignTM (CIRD), a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, has issued a request for proposals inviting communities to apply for design assistance. The CIRD program provides

Special Opportunity Grants Available for Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – TN Arts Commission is pleased to offer Special Opportunity Grants to assist with attending “Beyond Big Cities: Creative Placemaking in Southern Small Towns and Rural Communities.” presented by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking in partnership with South Arts and ArtPlace

Conexion Americas Receives ArtPlace Award

By ArtPlace – Conexión Américas has received a $325,000 Creative Placemaking award from ArtPlace America, one of 23 creative placemaking projects that will receive funding in communities of all sizes across 18 states and one US territory. ArtPlace has a deep commitment to funding in

Physical Activities Through The Arts: TN Health Dept. Grants Up To $85k

By Carol White, Associate Director of Operations – Heads up, local arts councils, creative placemakers, public arts groups and dance organizations, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has announced the availability of $900,000 for grants up to $85,000 each to “increase access to safe, tobacco-free

FY18 Creative Placemaking Awards Go To 16 Recipients

By Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development – The FY 2018 Creative Placemaking competition has awarded 16 recipients that include organizations, cities and local governments. In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of

Site Sought for Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit & Knowledge Exchange

By Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, Deputy Director and Accessibility Coordinator, ArtsReady Director, South Arts – South Arts and The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking seek a partner site to present the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit & Knowledge Exchange, a two-day convening in South Arts’ region in March 2018. This regional convening will

Final Brush Strokes Complete the Commemorative Columbia Fire Mural

City of Columbia finishes mural with assistance from partner funding agency Tennessee Arts Commission By Thad H. Jablonski, Finance Director/Assistant City Manager, Columbia, TN – Muralist Michael T. Colley completed the first side of the stunning new 2017 Columbia Public Mural Project as he brushed the

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