The Kresge Foundation recently announced it is modifying existing grants programs to promote what it describes as “creative placemaking:”
“Projects designed to revitalize neighborhoods or improve the conditions of low-income people work best when arts and cultural activities are fully integrated and a part of a comprehensive community strategy,” says [program director Alice] Carle. Through a collective approach, we will invest and share in our local partners’ aspirations for resilient, thriving and equitable places.”
The foundation is integrating the program and facilities grants in its arts & culture program into an integrated grants program. You can read the press release from the Foundation itself here.