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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Apply to Our Town

Our Town Guidelines

Deadline: September 12, 2016
Earliest Start Date: August 1, 2017

Look Up Our Town Grants >>


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President and CEO of Arts Quest


A white paper based on the "Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place" convening which was held by the National Endowment for the Arts with support from ArtPlace America...