The National Endowment for the Arts offers Our Town creative placemaking grants that support activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities. Our Town projects advance local economic, physical, or social outcomes in communities, ultimately laying the groundwork for systems change and centering equity.
Our Town projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Grants range from $25,000 to $150,000 and require a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount.
Projects should engage in partnership with other sectors such as agriculture and food, economic development, education and youth, environment and energy, health, housing, public safety, transportation, and workforce development.