This PLACE Initiative Grant is designed to leverage and enhance resources and talent to implement arts based civic engagement projects that deal with issues of tolerance and or civil society in Tucson and Pima County. The issue of cultural and civic belonging is central to this initiative-–how to understand and accommodate cultural difference in matters of civic participation, how to build a tolerance of diverse views: religious, cultural, aesthetic; and how to enhance the understanding of the common good.
TPAC will fund projects that use the arts to engage people in creating, interacting, and collaborating to achieve a healthy, just, and vibrant civil society.
This could take the form of arts based civic engagement projects, residency, or public programs or projects that address community issues over an extended period of time. Community arts practices that incorporate “place-making,” cultural celebrations and festivals, will be considered for funding if the public events include opportunities for community engagement or culturally based civic dialogue.
The intention is to provide our community with the opportunity, support and tools to build civility, understanding and tolerance through arts projects focused on engagement and collaboration. Supported in part by the Open Society Institute.
For more information contact Leia Maahs, Grants Manager at 520-624-0595 ext. 18 or e-mail: email@example.com
PLACE III Progress Report – Due: December 14, 2012
PLACE III Final Report – Due: January 30, 2013
PLACE IV INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION:
See past PLACE Initiative grantees