The Kresge Foundation is accepting proposals for its Local Systems program which helps to embed arts and culture into larger community revitalization initiatives.
Kresge supports cross-sector/cross-disciplinary projects that embed arts and culture into local systems such as, but not limited to, municipal departments, community financial networks such as community development financial institutions, community banks, credit unions, comprehensive planning efforts, human services networks and regional food hubs.
Applicants may be, for example, anchor institutions in any sector that has a stake in and are located in a low-income, disinvested community. Such organizations often have a longstanding presence, are large or small employers, and operate or are located in a facility through either a long-term lease or direct ownership. These might include arts and cultural institutions of all disciplines and sizes, colleges and universities (four-year, community and minority-serving institutions), libraries, health clinics and human services agencies.
Applicants may also be nonprofit community partners serving as catalysts, intermediaries and/or funders of community-based revitalization, such as community development corporations, community foundations, financing agents such as credit unions and community development financial institutions and neighborhood associations.
Nonprofit artist collaboratives and government entities are potential applicants too.
Proposals are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis.
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