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Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit Scholarship

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South Arts, the Southern regional arts organization, is facilitating scholarship opportunities to attend the South + Appalachia Regional Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, April 16 – 18, 2019 in Columbia, SC. The Summit is presented by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking in partnership with South Arts and ArtPlace America, and is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

A limited number of scholarships up to $500.00 are offered to organizations within the Southern region to offset registration fees and travel/lodging costs associated with conference attendance. South Arts encourages organizations to send teams of two or more to the conference, including representatives of arts/culture organizations and others (city government, Main Street, community development agencies, higher education, etc.) who may be likely partners in creative placemaking efforts. Awards are limited to one scholarship per organization. Preference will be given to attendees from small and rural communities.

Note: Population of 50,000 or below is one standard definition of rural. For this program, South Arts will use this as a guidepost only; applicants may describe why their community should be considered small or rural.

Information about the conference and online registration can be found at

How to Apply

Application procedures are determined by the location where the applicant resides:

Apply directly to South Arts if you live in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, or South Carolina.

If you live in Tennessee, apply through the Tennessee Arts Commission, Hal Partlow, (615) 741-2093


  • Non-profit arts organizations (priority will be given to arts-based organizations), educational institutions and governments in the above states may apply. Applicants should be arts presenting, producing or service organizations, educational institutions or government departments with a commitment to supporting arts and culture in their communities.
  • Organizations must have not-for-profit, tax-exempt status or be an official unit of local, county or state government.
  • All applicants must have a DUNS number. Applications will not be accepted from organizations that do not have a DUNS number. Find out more about the DUNS number and how to get one.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate adequate sources of funds for expenses not covered by the scholarship.
  • Applicants agree to pay all costs up front pending reimbursement of the scholarship amount upon receipt of an acceptable final report and reimbursement request.
  • Applicants agree to submit a final report*, evaluation and to participate in a 12-month follow-up conversation about creative placemaking.

This is a competitive process. Applications will be reviewed and ranked based upon completeness and responsiveness. South Arts reserves the right to prioritize awards for rural and small communities and those who have not received a past scholarship for this conference. Awards will be granted based on availability of funds for each participating state.

Deadline: Complete the online application by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 28, 2019. South Arts will notify applicants of their status the week of March 4.

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