The Foundation has been conducting a review to refine the entire Creative Communities grantmaking program. This work has taken place against the backdrop of important local and national conversations about the role that arts, culture, and public spaces play in contributing to strong, healthy communities and the Foundation’s commitment to a just recovery.

To prioritize unrestricted support aimed at helping grantees get through challenging times and in preparation for the grantmaking transition, the Foundation ended the New Audiences/New Places grantmaking program in mid-2020.

We recently shared an overview of the new funding strategies in a webinar and blog post. We expect to announce the changes in funding guidelines in early fall 2021 and begin accepting applications in late fall 2021 for funding available in 2022. Our goal is to provide timely, clear, and accessible information to help both past grantees and potential applicants understand these changes. There will be more opportunities for arts, culture, and public space organizations to learn and ask questions about the new grantmaking program, its priorities, its eligibility requirements, its guidelines, and how to apply.

 

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