Colleges and Universities Across the US Receive $2 Million in Funding for Creative Placemaking

Seven colleges and universities across the United States are receiving nearly $2M from ArtPlaceAmerica (ArtPlace) to support creative placemaking teaching, learning, and research for undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.

This investment seeks to further "their work in building the field of creative placemaking toward furthering healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities," according to ArtPlace's announcement.

Arizona State University, Maryland Institute College of Art, The New School, University of Florida, University of Michigan, University of New Mexico, and University of Oregon are the recipients of these grants.

The announcement states:

ArtPlace believes that the higher education sector is an important participant in building the creative placemaking field. To make the field stronger we believe that it is important to grow and sustain the knowledge base of creative placemaking and increase access to teaching and learning about creative placemaking for the next generation of changemakers.

Read the announcement here.

Image: Maryland Institute College of Art via ArtPlace