NEA “Our Town” Grants Fuel Placemaking Success in 4 Cities

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NEA “Our Town” Grants Fuel Placemaking Success in 4 Cities

Photos and stories of placemaking projects — funded with NEA grant money — in Boston, Baltimore, Phoenix and New Orleans.

An artist-designed bench in Boston (Photo: Design Museum Boston)

Through its creative placemaking initiative, “Our Town,” the National Endowment for the Arts has invested in projects in dozens of cities with grant amounts from $25,000 to $200,000. Our Town funds go to rural areas as well, and in 2013, 59 grants were recommended (out of 254 applications). Here, we’ve collected the why, how and what of four of those projects. You can find more about the program at the NEA’s website.

Gallery: NEA’s Our Town: Boston

Gallery: NEA’s Our Town: Baltimore

Gallery: NEA’s Our Town: Phoenix

Gallery: NEA’s Our Town: New Orleans

The Equity Factor is made possible with the support of the Surdna Foundation.

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