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Grants to USA & Territories Non-Profits & Others
for Community-Based Arts Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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ArtPlace America

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

11/03/14 3:59 PM EST


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Grants starting at $50,000 to USA and territories non-profits, individuals, organizations, initiatives and communities of all sizes for arts-based projects with the potential to strengthen the social, economic, and physical fabric of a place. Applicants can learn more about the application process at the October 2, 7, and 20 webinars.

Projects should engage with or respond to local contexts and include a variety of thinking, points of view, and/or people from planning to implementation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147879

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Approximately 40.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$50,000 - $500,000

Term of Contract:

The grant period will be 18 months in length, beginning August 1, 2015.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

ArtPlace America invites applications from non-profit organizations, local and tribal governing bodies, individual artists/designers, and for-profit organizations from any community located within the U.S. and U.S. territories.

If you or your organization do not currently have non-profit status or federally recognized designation as a local governing body, you will need to apply through a non-profit fiscal agent (any 501(c)3 able to manage philanthropic resources on your behalf and in accordance with non-profit accounting standards).

Given the limited resources for this program, ArtPlace requires that all fiscal agent fees be no more that 12.5% of the total ArtPlace request/award. Applicants may only submit one application per grant cycle and ArtPlace America grantees who received an award in 2014 are not eligible to apply in this round.

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.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Arts Place will be holding a few webinars during which you can ask your questions about the application process. Please click here to register for one of them:

Webinars will take place on the following dates:

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 2:30 PM EDT, 1:30 PM CDT, 12:30 PM MDT, 11:30 AM PDT, 10:30 AM AKDST, 8:30 AM HST

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 4:30 PM EDT, 3:30 PM CDT, 2:30 PM MDT, 1:30 PM PDT, 12:30 PM AKDST, 10:30 AM HST

Monday, October 20th, 2014 5:30 PM EDT, 4:30 PM CDT, 3:30 PM MDT, 2:30 PM PDT, 1:30 PM AKDST, 11:30 AM HST

Pre-Application Information:

ArtPlace will only review applications submitted through the Web Portal:

Please allow 1-2 business days for your registration request to be approved. Once your registration has been approved, you will be able to view and submit your Letter of Inquiry. All Letters of Inquiry must be submitted by 3:59 PM EST on November 3, 2014.

Due to the high volume of applications, Arts Place cannot provide individualized guidance or feedback to each applicant. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available here:

January 2015 – Applicant notifications (denials and invitations to full proposal)
Jan/Feb 2015 – Site visits for applicants invited to submit full proposals
February 2015 – Deadline for submitting organizational financials for full proposals
March 2015 – Deadline for submitting full proposals
June 2015 – Notifications of grant decisions (awards and denials)
August 1, 2015 – Beginning of grant period

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Direct questions to:

ArtPlace America
15 Metrotech Center, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

F. Javier Torres
Director of National Grantmaking
(347) 853-7818 x303

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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