Are you interested in applying for National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant? Do you have a project or idea and partners that are ready for NEA support? The Office of Mayor James and the Office of Culture and Creative Services invite Letters of Interest from eligible organizations who have a qualified project and who seek local government support to submit an application under the Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design category for a 2017 NEA Our Town grant. Read the Request for Letters of Interest form for more information.
The Office of Culture and Creative Services, in partnership with Kansas City Design Center (KCDC), was recently awarded an Our Town award of $100,000 for the “West Bottoms Reborn: Activating Public Space through the Arts” project, a “place-keeping” strategy that integrates local artist and design professionals in the visioning and planning process of public space to extoll and nurture the unique qualities of the West Bottoms. Read the news release to learn more.