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NEA Our Town Grants

We are pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts has
posted the guidelines for 2012 Our Town grants
.

Now in its second year, Our Town supports creative placemaking projects
that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform
them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at
their core. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in
which communities, together with their arts and design organizations and
artists, seek to:

* Improve their quality of life.
* Encourage creative activity.
* Create community identity and a sense of place.
* Revitalize local economies.

Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to
$150,000. Projects may include planning, design, and arts engagement
activities that reflect a systemic approach to civic development and a
persuasive vision for enhanced community vibrancy.

COMPLETE GUIDELINES:

http://arts.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/index.html

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11:59PM EST

GRANT AMOUNTS:

$25,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000, or $150,000

PERIOD OF SUPPORT:

September 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014

ELIGIBILITY:

A partnership between a local government entity and a nonprofit cultural
institution is required; additional partners are encouraged.

FAQs:

http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/FAQ.html

PROGRAM INQUIRIES:

Email ot@arts.gov to schedule a call with NEA staff.

GRANTS.GOV QUESTIONS:

Contact Grants.gov Help Desk at 800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov

NEA staff will be conducting Our Town webinars on Wednesday, January 11
and Tuesday, February 7, 2012 to answer questions and walk applicants
through this year’s guidelines. Schedule and registration details will
be posted on the Our Town guidelines webpage next week.

For more information on creative placemaking and to view the 51 Our Town
grants awarded in 2011, visit

http://www.arts.gov/national/ourtown/index.php.

Please share this opportunity with any organizations or communities that
may be interested in applying.

The National Endowment for the Arts
www.arts.gov

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