We are thrilled to share the news that we have been awarded a National Creative Placemaking grant from ArtPlace America. The award funds projects across the country in which arts and culture strategies play an integral role in strengthening the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities.
The grant will provide very limited funds for the remodel of the Castro House, former residence of Arizona’s first Mexican-American governor, which was gifted to UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS). SBS is committed to that aspect of the project and is currently underway with additional fundraising.
ArtPlace funding will allow SFA to begin programming in Nogales this spring and summer. We are excited to roll up our sleeves to support a number of exciting efforts and energies already happening on the border, lending our support and strategy to local skills and knowledge.
VozFrontera is one of 23 creative projects to receive funding this year from ArtPlace’s National Creative Placemaking Fund. The Fund is a highly competitive national program – funding 2% of initial applications this year – that invests money in communities across the country in which artists, arts organizations, and arts and culture activity help drive community development change. Each project identified its intentions to address a challenge or opportunity in one of 10 sectors of community planning and development.
Read about all the funded projects here.