Mainstreet Uptown Butte
The NEA grant will support cultural asset mapping, community planning to develop artist live/work spaces, and artist residencies. Building on the momentum and international recognition of the Montana Folk Festival, artist residencies and guest programming will activate the Mainstreet year-round with performances and installations. Partners including Mainstreet Uptown Butte, Butte-Silver Bow County, and Imagine Butte Collaborative will work together to assess existing cultural activity and the opportunity for artist live/work housing. The population of Butte is 34,200.