Our Town

Salt Lake City Corporation

Salt Lake City, Utah

$75,000

2014

The NEA grant will support community engagement and diverse arts programming in the west side neighborhoods of Salt Lake City. Project activities include the commissioning of public art works, implementing guidelines and a standard review process for public art, engaging youth to serve as civic arts ambassadors, and hosting panel discussions to involve the community in implementation of arts priorities identified in the West Salt Lake Master Plan. Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Arts Council Foundation, and American Institute of Architects Utah Chapter will partner on engagement and the public art selection. An estimated 1,350 west side residents will be served by this project. A total of 27,307 people reside in the west side neighborhoods of Glendale and Poplar Grove, 52% are Hispanic, and many are first-generation immigrants or resettled refugees.