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Our Town

National Endowment for the Arts

Funding Amount

$25,000 – $150,000

Matching Funds

minimum non federal cost share/match equal to the grant amount

Funding Cycle

Part 1 - Submit to by August 3, 2023 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
Part 2 - Submit to Applicant Portal between August 10-17, 2023 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection: April 2024


Projects may include activities such as:
- Artist residencies; arts festivals; community co-creation of art; performances; and public art. These activities may honor traditions and customs shaped by the lived experiences of a community’s residents
- Cultural planning; cultural district planning; creative asset mapping; and public art planning
- Artist/designer-facilitated community planning; design of artist spaces; design of cultural facilities; and public space design
- Creative business development and professional artist development

Recently funded grants:

Who Can Apply

The following entities are eligible to serve as the applicant:
- Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations;
- Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education;
- Units of local government; or
- Federally recognized tribal communities or tribes

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

Apply and submit requirements to



Additional Information

If you have questions about how to complete your application, contact the staff at

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