Sponsor:  ArtPlace America

Sponsor Program Solicitation: ArtPlace America
Funding Amount: $10 million for approximately 40 projects
Duration: 18 months

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Closed - Submitting PI: Northeastern Center for the Arts (Bree Edwards)


NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 10/17/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 11/03/2014
Letter of Intent Deadline: 11/03/2014

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one applicant from NU will be considered.  If you are interested in submitting please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as early as possible, and by October 17, submit a 1-to 2-page pre-proposal that describes the proposed work and how it addresses the sponsor’s objectives as outlined in the LOI Worksheet:



Funding Areas

This national grants program supports projects across the country. Several of ArtPlace’s foundation partners have deep commitments to their local and regional communities and have provided funding specifically to ensure grants are made in communities of all sizes in Alaska, California, and Minnesota; for rural communities throughout Arizona, Iowa, the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin; and for the cities of Akron, OH; Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, MA; Charlotte, NC; Detroit, MI; Macon, GA; Miami, FL; Greater Philadelphia, PA; San Jose, CA; and St. Paul, MN. Several funders are also interested in ensuring the participation and representation of folk and traditional arts, Native American arts, and the performing arts.

Approximately 50% of the $10 million to be disbursed in 2015 is restricted to the above communities and/or artistic disciplines. In an effort to support the broad spectrum of creative placemaking practices across the United States, ArtPlace is particularly interested in projects from states in which it has not yet granted including Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming.

The below definitions are those held by ArtPlace for the purposes of this Letter of Inquiry. We recognize that these definitions can have a different meaning based on social context: particularly distinctions between rural and urban places; as well as financially affluent and low-income neighborhoods. ArtPlace America strives to be inclusive of those different contexts as it builds its grant portfolio and creative placemaking partnerships.

Creative Placemaking: Strengthening the social, physical, and economic fabric of a community through arts and culture. Community: A group of people related by geography.