Lancaster Public Art Receives Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts

Exciting news! On May 16th, 2019  Lancaster Public Art, was awarded $75,000 from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). This grant was one of 57 awarded throughout the country, totaling $4.1 million in supporting projects across the nation through the NEA’s Our Town program.

The money awarded will be going toward Boosting Communities, which is part of our Public Art Community Engagement program, otherwise known as PACE. PACE Boosting Communities is a project that will strengthen our neighborhoods. In partnership with the Phillips Art Museum at Franklin and Marshall College, we will build capacity of local artists and community organizations to make public art projects.

The Boosting Communities program will seek out six “Creative Community Leaders” this coming fall. These individuals will be chosen to lead public art projects that engage their neighbors. These six artists will create public art projects in their own neighborhoods over two years! They will receive a stipend for their time and materials. As part of a cohort, they will gain insight from other members projects, visiting artists as well as workshops in various areas The program will conclude with a large public art projects, as well as an exhibition at the Phillips Museum of Art. The exhibition will document the program from start to finish.

We are thrilled to be partnered with The Lancaster County Community Foundation, the High Foundation, and Mayor J. Richard and Gail Gray fund for this endeavor. Stay tuned for more info!