Mayor’s Workplace Press Launch
Mayor Turner Invitations Proposals for Nationwide Inventive Placemaking Grant
July 16, 2021 — Mayor Sylvester Turner is calling for Houston’s finest concepts to endorse for the nationwide Our City grant program.
The Nationwide Endowment for the Arts’ Our City grant is interested by tasks that carry arts and tradition to impression neighborhood priorities akin to public security, well being, blight and emptiness, setting, job creation, fairness, native enterprise improvement, training, civic participation, and/or neighborhood cohesion. Profitable tasks will enhance the livability of communities, create alternatives for all and empower residents. Matching grants vary from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimal value share/match equal to the grant quantity.
“Artwork performs a major position within the imaginative and prescient for a extra resilient Houston” mentioned Mayor Sylvester Turner. “That imaginative and prescient is an equitable, inclusive, and inexpensive metropolis with entry to the humanities. I sit up for seeing the very best concepts from artists and organizations by way of the NEA Our City grant alternative.”
The Our City grant program helps artistic placemaking tasks that assist to rework communities into energetic, lovely, and resilient locations with the humanities at their core. Initiatives can embrace: artist residencies, arts festivals, neighborhood co-creation of artwork, performances, public artwork, cultural planning, cultural district planning, artistic asset mapping, public artwork planning, artist/designer-facilitated neighborhood planning, design of artist area, design of cultural services, public area design, artistic enterprise improvement, and skilled artist improvement.
The Nationwide Endowment for the Arts limits the variety of Our City grant candidates per metropolis and requires a letter of endorsement from the Mayor. Purposes that reply to the City’s Resilience Plan and/or Complete Communities can be best for an endorsement.
For extra in regards to the Resiliency Plan and Full Communities go to: www.houstontx.gov/mayor/Resilient-Houston-20200402-double-page.pdf and www.houstontx.gov/completecommunities.
To be thought-about for endorsement, candidates ought to submit their ideas with confirmed artists and companions no later than July 22, 2021 to Cultural.Affairs@houstontx.gov.
Candidates ought to seek the advice of the Our City grant program web site, which incorporates steering and assets together with case research for growing profitable tasks: www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/our-town/introduction.
Profitable candidates will obtain the required endorsement letter to incorporate with their ultimate submission to the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts, due on August 5, 2021.
To study extra in regards to the Metropolis’s cultural packages go to, www.houstontx.gov/culturalaffairs and observe the Mayor’s Workplace of Cultural Affairs on Fb and Instagram @HoustonMOCA.