The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) FY2016 Our Town guidelines are now available, with an earlier application deadline than in past years. As a result, the City of Minneapolis has moved its deadline up to August 3 for considering partner applications.
The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Read more here.
Our Town Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects require a partnership between a nonprofit cultural (arts or design) organization and a local government. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000.
Each local government — whether applying as the lead applicant or as the primary partner with a nonprofit organization — may submit up to two (2) applications. Based on the NEA guidelines, the City of Minneapolis will select up to two (2) projects to apply for/partner with.
The deadline for the City of Minneapolis process is August 3, 2015.
For organizations interested in partnering with the City of Minneapolis through the FY2016 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town program there will be two informational meetings. The same information will be presented at both meetings. These meetings are optional. Organizations are not required to participate in an informational meeting to apply to the City to partner through the Our Town program.
3:00-4:00 p.m., June 24, 2015*
Wells Fargo Community Room, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis
3:00-4:00 p.m., June 30, 2015*
Textile Center, 3000 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis
* The same information will be presented at both meetings. If you plan to attend one of the informational meetings please let us know. RSVP for either meeting by June 23 to jenny.chayabutr@minneapolismn.
You may also contact the City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program for assistance to develop your potential partnership application with the City. Contact program director Gulgun Kayim firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-673-2488.
Visit the City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program webpage for the most current information and details about the City’s application process.