Our Town

Our Town is the NEA's primary creative placemaking grants program, and invests in projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core.

Go to our new Exploring Our Town online resource, which includes case studies of more than 70 Our Town grants with an insights section of lessons learned.


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President and CEO of Arts Quest


How to Do Creative Placemaking is an action-oriented guide for making places better. This book includes instructional and thought-provoking case studies and essays from today’s leading thinkers in creative placemaking...