The Village of Arts and Humanities just won an ArtPlace grant to build a 'civic power studio' - Generocity Philly

Funding

Dec. 8, 2017 11:09 am

The Village of Arts and Humanities just won an ArtPlace grant to build a ‘civic power studio’

The North Philly nonprofit will transform two vacant rowhomes into a "multi-media creatorspace" focused on finding care-based public safety strategies.

Village of Arts and Humanities park poles.

(Courtesy photo)

The Village of Arts and Humanities is ending 2017 on one heck of a high note.

The North Philly arts and culture nonprofit just got word it’s receiving $500,000 over the next two and a half years from ArtPlace America’s 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund.

The winnings will fund the creation of a Civic Power Studio, a place-based project that will turn two vacant rowhomes into a “multi-media creatorspace” for neighbors, law enforcement, artists and others to “collaborate on new public safety strategies rooted in care rather than control.”

“This project was born within the community and manifested through trusted relationships built over many years. For The Village, this is the hallmark of equitable creative placemaking,” said Village ED Aviva Kapust. “We are deeply humbled and honored to have received this award for a second time from our partners and funders at ArtPlace.”

ArtPlace is a national funding collective that encourages the use of the art in community planning and development. Its 2017 round of funding totaled $8.7 million for 23 projects, out of 987 applications.

Two other Philly nonprofits were finalists for its 2017 grant: Women’s Community Revitalization Project, for a gentrification-focused theatre project, and Drexel University’s Writers Room, for the construction of a community arts center. In 2016, West Philly nonprofit People’s Emergency Center won $100,000 for its “Public Safety in the Promise Zone” project.

The Village won an ArtPlace grant in 2014 for its SPACES artist-in-residency program, which culminated last year. Earlier this month, the Village also won an unrestricted $50,000 grant from the Barra Foundation alongside 42 other Philly-area nonprofits.

From our Partners

Read about all the 2017 ArtPlace grantees here.

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

From our Partners

YOUTHadelphia awards largest grant in its history to Youth HEALers Stand Up!

Money Moves: The eagle-eyed will notice that these grants and donations total more than $11 million

Do you know about these 9 grants, fellowships and opportunities?

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Nonprofits and startups can win up to $360K at the WeWork Creator Awards

Philadelphia, PA

The National Liberty Museum

Grant Writer

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Maternity Care Coalition

Male Engagement Specialist

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

The National Liberty Museum

Major Gifts Officer

Apply Now

The value of youth grantmaking goes beyond money

‘In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us’ makes space for science and art

Money Moves: Valley Youth House, Riverfront North Partnership and other local orgs earned nearly $6M

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

12 Philly immigrants who are ready to mobilize

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University

Promise Neighborhood K-12 Education Manager

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Fairmount Ventures Inc

Associate

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Fairmount Ventures Inc

Project Manager – Fundraising

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity