Our Town

Burlington City Arts Foundation

Burlington, Vermont

$100,000

2014

The NEA grant will support an artist-led engagement and visioning process to develop a comprehensive cultural master plan for Burlington's South End. Artists will lead community workshops to facilitate temporary public art projects and exhibitions that are inspired by the history of South End and that will articulate hopes for the future. Lead partners, Burlington City Arts Foundation and City of Burlington Planning and Zoning Department, will engage a master planning team to outline opportunities for new cultural spaces, permanent public art, and artist live/work space. The neighborhood of South End, a U.S. Housing and Urban Development Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area, is home to 12,160 residents, 71% of the whom have a low to moderate income.