ArtsGreensboro awarded $50,000 NEA grant to launch Community Elevation Grant Program
ArtsGreensboro has been approved for a $50,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the Community Elevation Grant Program. This program provides opportunities for arts-based community projects in East Greensboro. The NEA grant funds will be regranted to eligible arts organizations to support cross-sector collaborations with community and civic groups, local businesses and residents.
Led by Darlene McClinton, ArtsGreensboro’s Creative Community Engagement Officer, the Community Elevation Program is guided by a steering committee of community stakeholders. Working collaboratively, the steering committee, McClinton and the ArtsGreensboro grants committee will select projects that promote creativity and use art to bring a community together, working with those who directly benefit.
“We are so excited by the news of receiving the NEA grant and even more excited to steward the Community Elevation Grant in East Greensboro,” says Roodline Volcy, Community Elevation Grant steering committee chair and ArtsGreensboro board member. “This is such a unique opportunity to involve the creative community of our neighborhoods in economic development. We are hopeful to tap into and partner with community stakeholders to explore the diverse ways that art and development intersect. We are ready to get to work to deploy this grant with intentionality and creativity!”
ArtsGreensboro’s Community Elevation Grant is among 1,125 projects across America, totaling more than $26.6 million selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2022 funding.
ArtsGreensboro invests in programs that provide access to the arts for all citizens, support arts integration in our schools, build capacity for our arts community, and unify the community through the power of the arts.