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  • July 19, 2012 • The Arizona Republic

    $100K grant to fund art in Phoenix's blighted areas

    A collaboration that involves Phoenix, a downtown arts and business group and Arizona State University Art Museum has won a $100,000 national arts grant to fund events and a food-and-art festival that will put vacant, blighted properties to use and support the local arts economy. The grant is one of an estimated 80 "Our Town" grants the National Endowment for the Arts awarded this year to cities throughout the country. Read More

  • July 13, 2012 • Downtown Phoenix Journal

    Phoenix Receives Our Town Grant From National Endowment for the Arts

    The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture in partnership with Arizona State University Art Museum and the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation will receive a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" grant. The grants are awarded annually to fund innovative efforts to stimulate local economies through the arts. Phoenix is one of 80 communities in 44 states and the District of Columbia to be awarded $4.995 million in 2012 NEA "Our Town" grants. Read More

  • July 13, 2012 • Phoenix New Times

    Three Phoenix Arts Organizations Awarded National "Our Town" Grant

    Yesterday morning three local arts organizations found out they had a bit more money in the bank to transform their communities. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded 80 "Our Town" grants to cities across the country to invest in creative placemaking. The awards, given to cities in 44 states, totaled $4.995 million, and the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, ASU Art Museum, and Roosevelt Row CDC were given $100,000 to "reinforce the district's identity by improving the perception of safety, bringing artwork to the street, and creating connections and access to established institutions." Read More

  • June 12, 2012 • Phoenix Business Journal

    Phoenix's Roosevelt Row Art District gets $150K for revitalization

    The Roosevelt Row Arts District has been awarded $150,000 for revitalization. The money is coming from ArtPlace, a collaboration of 11 national and regional foundations, six banks and eight federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts. ArtPlace pooled nearly $50 million for "strategic investments in the arts" in communities nationwide. Of 2,100 applications, 47 were selected to receive grants. Read More

  • June 12, 2012 • Phoenix New Times

    Roosevelt Row Selected for National ArtPlace Grant that Will Fund a New Streetscape, an Artist Village, and More

    This morning, the hardworking folks behind First Fridays, Third Fridays, Adaptive Re-Use of Temporary Space (A.R.T.S) Program, and a majority of the activity on Roosevelt Street in downtown Phoenix received some very good, six-digit news. Late last year, Roosevelt Row's Greg Esser, Kenny Barrett, and Braden Kay wrote and submitted the application for a grant through Artplace, an organization formed and funded by eight federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts and six of the nation's largest banks. Read More