ArtPlace America supports 54 initiatives with $15.2 million in grants
May 22, 2013
Many individuals across the nation consider art to be the backbone of society. Pieces can show amazing craftsmanship, innovative designs, tell the story of historical events or a bevy of other purposes. Regardless, a number of foundations have dedicated themselves to making sure communities have access to art for the foreseeable future.
ArtPlace America recently announced its 2013/2014 grant recipients. Forty-four communities across the United States - including the entire state of Connecticut - will be able to benefit from 54 grants that total $15.2 million in investments.
"ArtPlace America recognizes the central role arts and cultural activities can have in the revitalization of American cities," ArtPlace America's Presidents' Council Chair Rip Rapson explained. "With this grant award ArtPlace America is directing individual project support to scores of creative, high-impact projects throughout the country."
The recipients were chosen from a pool of 1,200 applicants from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The largest grant in this cycle is worth $750,000, with an average of more than $280,000 going to each nonprofit.
ArtPlace America is actually made up of 13 regional foundations and six national banks, all of which aim to transform communities by integrating art and cultural projects. Since its inception, the group has awarded approximately $26.9 million to various organizations.
Foundations that support nonprofit programs year-round can use grant management software to help board members and accountants track funds and recipients as awards are allocated.