Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative

Delta Regional Authority

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12th June, 2017

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Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative

Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative
The Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with leading national arts and government organizations, launched its pilot Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative (DCPI) to strengthen the Delta economy and improve the quality of life for the region’s 10 million residents. DRA will contribute nearly $460,000 to stimulate economic and community development efforts through promoting the unique places, arts, culture, music, and food of our Delta communities.
 
DRA is planning a series of regional workshop designed to more deeply inform local elected officials, local development districts, economic development staff and leadership, and other non-arts sector decision-makers about the creative placemaking approach. The first will be held June 26-27 in Paducah, KY.
 
How to Apply: 
Local government entities, in partnership with at least one non-profit organization, can submit applications for DCPI seed investments up to $30,000 beginning in May 2017. In addition to the seed investment, successful applicants will also receive up to 50 hours of coaching, mentoring and technical assistance to advance creative placemaking efforts in their communities.
 
Important Dates:
•    Notices of Intent to Apply for funding are due Friday, July 21, 2017 by 5:00pm Central Standard Time
•    Applications are due Monday, July 31, 2017 by 5:00pm Central Standard Time
•    Awards will be announced in September 2017
 
Learn more about this initiative, the regional workshops, and how to apply here: http://dra.gov/initiatives/promoting-tourism-cultural-economy/creative-placemaking-initiative/

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