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The Main Terrain is an urban park in Chattanooga, Tennessee that features several pieces of public art including a sculpture modeled from cast concrete pylons and steel trusses that can be turned using a wheel at the base.
Washington, DC -- NEA's Director of Design Programs Jason Schupbach and design specialist Jennifer Hughes will present a webinar on Monday, November 4 , 2013 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET about applying to Our Town , the NEA's primary creative placemaking grant program. Our...
Cover image for 2012 SPPA Highlights Report
WASHINGTON, DC—How do Americans participate in the arts in the course of a year? What kinds of art forms and activities do they engage with, and in what numbers? The NEA investigates these questions and more in the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA), the...
Urban landscape with graffiti
Now available on the NEA website are 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 Town will invest in creative and innovative projects...
Washington, DC --The National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Grants and Contracts will present a webinar for current NEA grantees on navigating NEA grant management policies and processes on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET at arts.gov . The session is...
Come tweet with us! For anyone interested in creative placemaking, and who is not afraid to ask, the National Endowment for the Arts invites you to a live Twitter chat on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 2:00--3:00 PM ET. Jason Schupbach, NEA's director of design programs...
Washington, D.C.-- "Design, vitalized and simplified, will make the comforts of civilized life available to an ever-increasing number of Americans," said 20th-century industrial design pioneer Raymond Loewy. For the first time, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA...
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...
The National Endowment for the Arts will present the third and final webinar in a series exploring social impact design on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET. The webinar's guest presenter will be William Drenttel , president of Winterhouse Institute and co-...
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...

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