Lynnbrook Park Artist-Organizer RFP

The goals of the Artist-Organizer (the Artist), will be to engage with community members, to create and maintain strong partnerships with well-trusted leaders within the community, to help build a vision for the future of Lynnbrook Park. The project scope will include deep community engagement, artistic workshops for the community, and temporary artistic installations. Community workshops should utilize a variety of participatory art forms, teach people about creative processes, and apply those processes to the imagining of a future park site. If accomplishing this variety requires the help of other artists, the Artist will be responsible for contracting them. Additionally, the Artist will be required to coordinate with a Landscape Architect to translate artist-collected feedback into a conceptual design of the park. Download the RFP

The Public Art Challenge will support innovative temporary public art projects that enhance the vibrancy of cities. It encourages mayors to partner with artists, elevating the value of including the creative sector when developing solutions to significant urban issues. Cities with 30,000 or more residents are eligible to apply. Only three cities will be selected to receive up to $1 million each over two years. More information here.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets. It offers grants up to $150,000 to support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library, archive, and museum (LAM) fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice.  Libraries, museums, institutions of higher education and community organizations that support these entities are eligible to apply.

Thanks again for being part of the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Chattanooga, and thanks to the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, ArtPlace America, the City of Chattanooga and all the sponsors, presenters and attendees who made it a very exciting, informative and fun experience. If you enjoyed the Chattanooga summit, consider attending or recommending the other regional summits happening across the country over the next year.

2019 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards 

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Up to 15 grantees will be awarded $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Online public voting determines the Top 25 finalists. Grant applications open on July 17 and are due by September 25, 2018. For more information, visit 

South Arts Offers New grant categories.We have two new grant categories that are open year-round in addition to our previous funding opportunities. These grants (and our other funding opportunities) can be found here:

• Express Grants are a new, quick turnaround grant program for presenting organizations in rural communities (with populations of 50,000 or below) to engage Southern guest performing or literary artists from outside of the presenter’s state. Support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, dance, fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry projects that contain both a public performance or reading and an educational component.

• Professional Development and Artistic Planning Grants provide up to $1,000 for the professional development needs of Southern presenters/programmers/curators to strengthen program design and increase organizational capacity. This can be anything from travel to a significant professional development opportunity to hosting an artistic director for a planning visit prior to a performance. This program is open to performing, visual, media/film, multidisciplinary and literary arts presenting organizations. Grants are very limited and awarded on a first-come/first-served basis, so early submission is encouraged.


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