The National Association of Counties (NACo) opens the application process for the Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge.
The goal of the challenge is for teams to identify and strengthen ways to integrate arts into solutions to local challenges. Winning teams will be invited to attend an in-person, one-day training and peer exchange workshop on July 16, 2020 in or around Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with NACo’s Annual Conference. Teams should include at least one county official, one representative from the local arts community, one representative from the sector they wish to engage, and a working artist.
From NACo’s website:
As public funding becomes increasingly strained, counties must search for and employ new strategies to improve their communities and make healthier, more equitable places for residents to live, work and play. The Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge invites counties with populations of less than 150,000 to form multidisciplinary teams to compete in a challenge competition to identify and strengthen ways to integrate arts into solutions to local challenges. Teams that submit winning applications will attend an in-person, one-day training and peer exchange workshop on July 16, 2020, in or around Orlando, Orange County, Florida, in conjunction with NACo’s Annual Conference.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Team Application Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST
Announcement of Selected Teams: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Workshop: Thursday, July 16, 2020
For additional questions, or to download the application, visit NACo’s website.