|ArtPlace: Invitation for Letter of Inquiry: ArtPlace America 2014 Innovation Grants Program|
|Funding Agency Deadline||12/13/13|
|Funding or Award Criteria|
Program Description: ArtPlace America is a collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations and six of the nation’s largest financial institutions to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S.
ArtPlace works to accelerate creative placemaking by making grants and loans; by striking important partnerships with those who share our passion; with solid but imaginative research; and with communication and advocacy that we hope will influence others to engage in this work.
ArtPlace America is a collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations and six of the nation’s largest financial institutions to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S.
As of October 15, 2013, ArtPLace America invites Letters of Inquiry for our Innovation Grants program from initiatives involving arts organizations, artists and designers working in partnership with Local and national partners on placebased strategies that can transform communities.
The Innovation Grants program is designed to invest in creative placemaking projects that reach for new possibilities and involve a variety of partners who together are committed to increasing the vibrancy and diversity of their communities. ArtPlace America sees its role as providing venture funding in the form of grants-seeding entrepreneurial projects that lead through the arts, already enjoy strong local buy-in, integrate with a community’s economic development and community revitalization strategies,and have the potential to attract additional private and public support to the community. We want to learn alongside those doing this groundbreaking work and spread the lessons they are learning to other communities across the U.S.
Definitions & Parameters
We recognize that these definitions can have a different meaning based on social context: particularly distinctions between rural and urban places; as well as central cities and low-income neighborhoods. ArtPlace America strives to be inclusive to those different contexts as it builds its grant portfolio and creative placemaking partnerships.
Principles: The Principles of Creative Placemaking are an essential resource for the application process for ArtPlace America funding. We strongly encourage all prospective grantees to review the principles before submitting a letter of inquiry.You can find The Principles of Creative Placemaking and other helpful documents at: http://www.artplaceamerica.org/our-work
Geography: ArtPlace America funds in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Certain ArtPlace America funders have a deep commitment to their Local communities and have provided funding for specific states or communities. Currently, these include: Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Jose, and St. Paul, as well as communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. Therefore, we particularly invite projects in these areas, although applications are welcome and grants are awarded to projects from all across the US. We continue to expand our funding with the goal of supporting the broadest possible geographic array of communities.
Amount: ArtPlace America awards grants that range between $50,000-$500,000 to organizations, initiatives and communities of all sizes. For more information about eligibility please refer to the FAQ below.
Length: Grant funding will be 18-months in length, beginning July 1, 2014. If your project is part of a multi-year initiative, you may describe the broader vision but your application should reflect only the activities and/or phases of work that will occur within the grant period.
Additional Criteria far Capital Projects
We give additional consideration to projects that
|Number of Nominees Allowed||One (1) per institution|
|Required Internal Review Documents||
Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to email@example.com by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2013:
Each college may submit one (1) nomination for consideration.
|Nominee(s) Selected to Advance|