Mayors' Institute on City Design

“Arts, culture, and design are essential to building strong communities where all people can thrive. Through Our Town, the NEA is proud to support creative placemaking projects that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities over the long-term.” 

The National Endowment for the Arts offers matching grants to arts organizations, nonprofits, and local governments for creative placemaking projects. Our Town grants require a partnership between local government and 501c3 nonprofit to provide leadership for community-based projects. Funding is available for engagement, design, and planning phases; construction and operating costs are not eligible for funding. The application typically opens in the spring with deadlines in early August. 

Funding amounts: $25,000 to $150,000

(Photo: National Endowment for the Arts)

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