Grants Available for Community Building, Arts Festivals  

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the FY 2025 Our Towns grant program to support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities. Eligible projects include:   

  • Creating opportunities for community building and arts engagement through arts festivals or performances. These activities may honor traditions and customs shaped by the community’s residents.   
  • Planning activities, such as artist/designer-facilitated community planning, cultural planning, cultural district planning, or creative asset mapping  
  • Design processes, including design of cultural facilities or public spaces  

Interested townships may apply as part of a partnership between a local government entity and a nonprofit organization by August 1, 2024. For more information, visit the NEA website.  


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