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ArtPlace America Gives Over $10 Million in Grants

More money for arts in cities: ArtPlace America just announced millions of dollars total in grants headed to the thirty-eight recipients of its National Grants program. Among the winning city initiatives, selected from a pool of nearly 1,300 applicants, Providence will get $300,000 to integrate the arts into community planning.

In Detroit, the intersection of Elsmere and Avis Streets will get a new building, plaza, and green space, with the help of architects, artists, and locals working for the Alley Project, which will be receiving $225,000. And the First Peoples Fund, working from South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, will receive $385,000 for Rolling Rez Arts: “mobile units that travel across the reservation delivering art, business, and retail services that would otherwise be inaccessible.”

Arts Council New Orleans, meanwhile, will get $350,000 “to support its Youth Solutions program to further integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development to combat issues such as the persistence of youth violence and trauma, the prevalence of blight in many neighborhoods, and an underutilized workforce of artists and creative professionals,” reports the Times-Picayune.

ArtPlace America’s Facebook page says that it’s a ten-year “collaboration of leading foundations, banks, and federal agencies committed to advancing the field of creative placemaking.”

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