LEAP Announces RFP for Public Art for Communities Grant

Request for Proposals for LEAP’s successful Public Art for Communities Grant are now being accepted until 4 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2017. This year, LEAP seeks to add three more installations to the growing list of municipalities who have participated in the LEAP Public Art for Communities Grant. Since the program was established in 2012, 11 communities have each received $10,000 in LEAP funding, with additional support from the PNC Foundation, adding 19 public sculptures in strategic locations throughout the region. On Jan. 26, 2017 at 2 p.m., the City of Charlotte held a ceremony unveiling the latest LEAP funded installation.

“Increasing access and exposure to arts and culture encourages economic development and attracts business and talent to our region,” said Bob Trezise, president and CEO of LEAP. “LEAP’s Public Art for Communities grant program has successfully contributed to the vibrant culture of our region — a place where families and communities are living better than ever.”

In order to receive funding, each community must adopt a public art policy. Eligible applicants will be municipalities, businesses or organizations within Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. The LEAP Placemaking Committee will consider each application and three communities will each be awarded a $10,000 grant. Submission guidelines, eligibility and criteria, including the policy guideline template and the RFP can be found at purelansing.com. Grantees will be announced in March and artwork will be unveiled in October.

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