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Washington, DC --The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) applauds the ten design teams selected in the first stage of REBUILD BY DESIGN , a multi-stage, regional design competition that will develop innovative projects to protect and enhance communities impacted by Hurricane...
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts marks another investment in creative placemaking with a third year of funding through the Our Town program. Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced that the NEA plans to award 59 grants (pdf) in 36 states totaling $4.725...
Washington, DC -- Today the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) announced four organizations selected to host design workshops in rural communities. CIRD workshops bring together local leaders, non-profits, community organizations, and citizens with a team of specialists...
Washington, DC -- Today, the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) is issuing a request for proposals to rural communities facing design challenges to host local workshops in 2013. Successful applicants will receive a $7,000 grant and in-kind design expertise and technical...
On October 11, 2012, the NEA will post guidelines and application materials for Our Town , the agency's primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000. Our Townwill invest in creative and innovative...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Newark and Rahway, New Jersey, on October 10 as part of his Art Works tour. His visit is hosted by the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), and the New Jersey State Council...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 12-13, 2012, as part of his Art Works tour. Landesman will learn more about Chattanooga's creative placemaking efforts and participate in the Arts Education Partnership's (AEP) National...
Saturday, August 25, 3-4 pm, at Storm King Art Center WHAT Storm King Art Center presents a panel discussion about creative place-making with National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman and artists Eve Biddle, Mark di Suvero, and Lily Yeh. The artists will...
Washington, DC -- When National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman arrived at the agency in 2009, he began a national conversation around "creative placemaking," how cities and towns are using the arts to shape their social, physical, and economic...
Washington, DC - In the Mississippi Delta -- a region plagued by poverty, illiteracy, and geographic isolation -- local history and culture can often become buried beneath the area's woes. And yet, it is these unique assets that can revitalize local pride and make the difference...

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