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City of Lansing First Impressions Program - City of Lansing Arts Impact Project

Grant to a Lansing, Michigan Individual, Business,
or Organization for a Community Art Installation

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arts Council of Greater Lansing

Deadline Date:

10/29/18 4:30 PM


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Grant of $75,000 to a City of Lansing, Michigan business, individual, or organization for the development of a creative space to enhance the neighborhood. Funding is intended to create a community-driven permanent art installation that will make the neighborhood a more enticing place to play, work, and live.

The Arts Impact Project will place artists/designers and community members at the forefront of the project conversation so that the chosen project will reflect the creativity and sensibility of the neighborhood in which it resides. Projects may include but are not limited to physical gateways, small outdoor performance spaces, murals, alley enhancements, fountains, way-finding, landscaping/greenspaces and seating, public art that captures a neighborhood's heritage and cultural soul, community-driven collaborative art installations, playground/play-on art, and/or arts incubator/studio spaces to name just a few.

Project Parameters
- Must be located in the City of Lansing
- Must be led by an artist/designer/creative
- Must be a permanent, physical art installation
- Must have high visibility in a public place

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179897

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Ideas can come from organizations, businesses, community members, neighborhood associations or any other entity or individual.

Note: The panel is not looking for temporary projects or programming ideas -- proposed projects must be permanently installed where people can gather and convene and built for lasting impact.

Pre-Application Information:

Bring your creative project ideas to Michigan Institute of Contemporary Art (MICA) (1210 Turner St., Lansing, MI 48906) on Monday, October 29, from 4:30 - 6:30 PM where you can present them to LEAP and the Arts Impact Project Panel. Persons interested in sharing a project idea can simply show up at the center, sign in, and wait for their name to be called. Each person will have exactly five minutes to step up to the podium and convey their idea.

The presentation setting is very informal. LEAP and the panel want to hear exciting, creative ideas for making the city and communities amazing through art and creativity and will announce the chosen project after January 1, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

If you are thinking about pitching your idea, please email Arts Council program manager, Meghan Martin, at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Lansing