You are Invited… Are you a community planning and development organization interested in the value that arts and cultural strategies can bring to your work? If so, you are invited to attend a grants workshop on February 9, 2015 in Austin, TX to learn more about a new grant program offering $3 million and guidance from national experts over a 3-year period. February 9, 2015 12:00-1:00pm City of Austin Cultural Arts Division/Economic Development Division Cultural Arts Training Room 201 E. 2nd Street Austin, TX 78722 RSVP (in-person): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artplace-america-community-development-investments-grant-workshop-austin-tx-tickets-15428911289 RSVP (webinar): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3747239345532623873 ArtPlace America is accepting applications from place-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a primary mission of community planning and development for its Community Development Investments program. ArtPlace will select one NGO with a programmatic focus on a nonmetropolitan community in Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas that is interested in sustainably incorporating arts and cultural strategies into the organization’s work. This region is one of six geographical regions that ArtPlace has identified for this new grant program. One organization will be selected from each region. This one-time grant program will provide up to $3 million in funding per organization. Each selected organization will also work with national creative placemaking experts, a Financial Capital Consortium, a Federal Grants Advisory Team, and a Community Documentation and Research Team. In this grant workshop, Lyz Crane, Deputy Director of ArtPlace, will: • Provide an overview of ArtPlace America and how creative placemaking can contribute to your organization’s goals • Introduce ArtPlace’s new Community Development Investments grant program, which will provide up to $3m to one organization in a nonmetropolitan community in Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas • Answer any questions you may have about the program and its application process If you would like to participate, but cannot attend in-person, we will be livestreaming the workshop. You can register for the webinar by clicking here. Can’t attend this workshop? Keep an eye on www.artplaceamerica.org/cdi/grant-workshops for archived video and updated information on opportunities to attend other webinars. _______ ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is a ten-year collaboration that exists to position art and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities. This workshop is presented in partnership with the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division through the Next Level Program.