Finalists for the National Creative Place

Today, ArtPlace America announced the 70 projects that it will consider for its 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund. 

Each of the finalists have proposed an opportunity for arts and culture to help address a community development challenge or opportunity related to agriculture and food; economic development; education and youth; environment and energy; health, housing; immigration; public safety; transportation; or workforce development.

These 70 projects represent 7% of the 987 initial applications that ArtPlace reviewed.

As a team, we keep an eye on the composition of the lead applicants for groups and types that are underrepresented in the portfolio. We are happy to note that five of the finalist projects are led by individual artists, four are led by a civic, social, or faith‐based organization, and six are led by performing arts organizations. 

The 70 finalists come from 32 different states and 2 US Territories with 34% coming from rural areas, reflecting ArtPlace’s ongoing commitment to reflecting the full diversity of communities:

Region#% by #

Midwest

1927%

Northeast1420%

South1724%

West1826%

Territories23%

Total70100%

Community Context#% by #

Rural2434%

Suburban11%

Urban4361%

Regional23%

Total70100%

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Chris Alexakisart