The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work – placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies.
Our Town requires partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities to achieve livability goals for communities.
Our Town offers support for projects in two areas:
- Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects.
- Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking.
Read the grant guidelines here: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/our-town/introduction.