Today, eleven of America’s top foundations have joined with the National Endowment for the Arts and seven federal agencies to establish ArtPlace (www.artplaceamerica.org), a nationwide initiative to revitalize cities and towns by putting arts at the center of economic development.
Bloomberg Philanthropies, along with The Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and others, is part of this new private-public collaboration that is providing 34 national grants that will invest in arts organization from Honolulu to Miami. Of the 34 grants awarded nationally by ArtPlace, three recipients are located in New York City.
Said Michael R. Bloomberg:
“Artists and art organizations have always been the engines of innovation to help fuel what make communities successful. Collectively, these programs will stimulate local jobs and economic development, revitalize neighborhoods, bring new economic opportunity to communities, and help communities build a distinctive identity.”
Click here for more information on the ArtPlace program and grantees.
Read the New York Times article on ArtPlace here.