National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town Grant

The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places – achieving these community goals through strategies that incorporate arts, culture, and/or design. 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. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create or preserve a distinct sense of place.

Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking. 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:

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The Memphis Area Association of Governments has been instrumental in coordinating government support and supplementary funding for our Java Boot Camp program.

Bob Fortenberry, Executive V.P. Chief Technology Officer, Cooks Systems International (Java Boot Camp)

Chief Technology Officer, Cooks Systems International (Java Boot Camp)