The Arts Build Communities program provides matching support to arts and other community-based organizations for projects that address a local community problem, issue or need through an arts-based solution.
This program recognizes the role that the arts play in the broad cultural, social, educational, economic and tourism sectors of community life. The program fosters partnerships that strengthen arts engagement, access and involvement in communities. Successful projects demonstrate building local capacity to strengthen the arts in a community through these local partnerships. The Arts Build Communities program prioritizes projects that provide access to the arts for underserved communities. This includes communities that currently or historically face systemic barriers as defined by, but not limited to, geography, race/ethnicity, tribal affiliation, immigration status, socioeconomic status, ability/disability, age (youth and aging people), sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. Projects must support the integration of the arts and artists with community goals and may include new initiatives, new program development, cultural tourism and the expansion of existing arts and community development projects. Pre-development, design fees and community planning activities are eligible in this program.
The application period closes Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Applications must be submitted in the online grant system no later than 5:00 pm on the deadline date to be considered for review.
Please see the Arts Build Communities Grant Guidelines for full information about this grant program including all the application questions.