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Three Phoenix Arts Organizations Awarded National "Our Town" Grant

See also: Roosevelt Row Selected for National ArtPlace Grant that Will Fund a New Streetscape, an Artist Village, and More

Yesterday morning three local arts organizations found out they had a bit more money in the bank to transform their communities.

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded 80 "Our Town" grants to cities across the country to invest in creative placemaking.

The awards, given to cities in 44 states, totaled $4.995 million, and the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, ASU Art Museum, and Roosevelt Row CDC were given $100,000 to "reinforce the district's identity by improving the perception of safety, bringing artwork to the street, and creating connections and access to established institutions."