From Hal Partlow, Associate Director for Grants —
The deadline for submissions to the Creative Placemaking Grants Competition is midnight (CT) May 2, 2016. Grant applications are available online. For questions, contact Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development, 615-532-9796 or me, Hal Partlow, Associate Director for Grants, 615-741-2093.
About the Competition:
In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of their neighborhood, town, city or region around arts and cultural activities or assets.
The Creative Placemaking Grant Competition is designed to help build stronger communities through the arts to enhance the distinctive character of local Tennessee places for positive economic and community outcomes.
Twelve projects totaling $75,000 in grant funds were awarded in FY16 for a wide variety of projects. Six of the awards were made to rural applicants. See the FY 2016 Awards.
For FY17, the Tennessee Arts Commission expects to provide five to ten awards ranging from $5,000 to $8,000 for projects that occur in one place. Applications that involve partnerships of two or more towns, cities and/or counties can request up to $10,000. At least two awards will be made to eligible rural applicants.
Funded projects must take place between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.