This P.L.A.C.E. initiative stems from the planning work in the Pima Cultural Plan completed in 2008. Grant making in the P.L.A.C.E. initiative is designed to leverage and enhance resources and talent to implement arts based civic engagement projects that deal with issues of cross-cultural understanding and/or civic society in Tucson, Arizona.
This could take the form of arts based civic engagement projects, residencies, public programs or projects that contain cross cultural-sector partnerships aimed to address systemic problems over an extended period of time. Community arts practices which incorporate “place-making”, public art, cultural celebrations and festivals, will be considered for funding if the community events include opportunities for community engagement and 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.
Visit our Grants page for application and deadline details.