The Creative Placemaking (CP) grant is designed to help communities enhance the distinctive local character of Tennessee places for positive economic and community outcomes.
Donor Name: Tennessee Arts Commission
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000 to $100,000
Grant Duration: 1 Year
Successful CP applications will demonstrate how proposed projects will materially improve the physical and social character of their neighborhoods, districts, municipalities, or regions through arts and cultural activities or assets. In addition to merit ratings, the Commission seeks a diversity of project designs, locations and community settings across Tennessee for CP projects.
Applicants may request up to $30,000.
July 1, 2024 – June 15, 2025
Examples of eligible projects or activities may include but are not limited to:
- Arts used as a catalyst to revitalize downtowns or neighborhoods
- Development of an arts or cultural business incubator or apprenticeship program
- Transformation of a perceived community liability into a community asset through the arts
- Development of an activity or project that encourages greater engagement with the arts in state parks, farmer’s markets, or other natural, unique ecological or recreational assets
Engaging public and private partners is often critical to the success of local development activities through the arts. To increase the likelihood of success and sustainability, the Commission encourages communities to involve public, private (including nonprofit organizations) and institutional partners in the development of a CP grant proposal.
The lead applicant is eligible to apply if the organization meets one of the following qualifications:
- The organization is an entity of local government or regional quasi-governmental entity (development district, human resource agency, etc.)
- The applicant is a nonprofit organization legally chartered in Tennessee and in possession of a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service declaring the organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Schools, colleges and universities are ineligible to serve as lead applicants, although they would be welcome as partners. All Creative Placemaking grants will be awarded and disbursed to lead applicants only.
For more information, visit Tennessee Arts Commission.