Tennessee Arts Commission
01/19/21 11:59 PM (CST)
Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $15,000 to Tennessee nonprofit organizations, government entities, and quasi-governmental entities for arts activities that benefit the community. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to seven days to complete. Funding is intended to help build stronger communities through the arts for positive economic and community outcomes.
The Creative Placemaking (CP) grant is designed to help communities enhance the distinctive local character of Tennessee places for positive economic and community outcomes. Successful CP applications will demonstrate how proposed projects will materially improve the physical and social character of their neighborhoods, districts, municipalities, or regions through arts and cultural activities or assets. Funding will depend upon an application’s rating from the review process and the total amount of funds available to the Tennessee Arts Commission for grant allocation. In addition to merit ratings, the Commission seeks a diversity of project designs, locations and community settings across Tennessee for CP projects.
The Commission believes that creativity is a catalyst for innovation, entrepreneurship and invention. Many organizations, businesses and local governments collaborate to reinvest in and revitalize their communities, and the arts often represent a way to cultivate and capitalize upon creativity with lasting economic benefits.
In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city or region around arts and cultural activities or assets. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business visibility and public safety, and brings diverse people together to build shared understanding of culture and community.
Examples of eligible projects or activities may include but are not limited to:
GrantWatch ID#: 155942
The Tennessee Arts Commission expects to provide five to ten awards. At least two awards will be made to eligible rural applicants.
The Tennessee Arts Commission expects to provide five to ten awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for projects that occur in one place. Applications that involve partnerships of two or more towns, cities and/or counties can request up to $15,000.
For Projects Occurring FY2022: July 1, 2021 - June 15, 2022
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