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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Our Town Guidlelines  
Deadline: December 15, 2014 
Earliest Start Date: October 1, 2015

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Josh McManus


by Ann Markusen, Markusen Economic Research Services, and Anne Gadwa, Metris Arts Consulting: A white paper for The Mayors' Institute on City Design, a leadership initiative on the National Endowment...