Author: National Endowment for the Arts

Crane sculpture

How can a designed civic plaza and public art increase downtown activity in a small, rural city?

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. Driggs, a small mountain town in Eastern Idaho, is set amidst the scenic...


How can the arts be used to turn uninviting, downtown space into vibrant, active public space?

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. Situated on the banks of the Pearl River, Jackson is Mississippi’s state...


Over.Under.Pass.

How can public art be used to give new life to aging infrastructure and build connections?

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. Like so many American cities, Greensboro, North Carolina is in the midst of...


How can students' ideas about art come to inspire an entire city neighborhood?

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. With over 160,000 residents, Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s largest city,...


Antonio Y Antonia

How place and cultural assets can come to define a community's long-term goals for revitalization

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. Most Angelenos perceive Willowbrook and the adjacent communities of Watts...


JoAnn, Last Chance

What role can the arts take in harnessing the wisdom of rural communities?

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. With fewer than 20 residents, Last Chance is the smallest community funded...


Freddy Sam

Revitalizing Baltimore's Station North with art and design

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. How can a distressed urban area capitalize on its creative artists,...


Festival view

How planning for the arts be used strategically to augment current neighborhood planning efforts

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI), a nonprofit...


Montgomery, NY

How can artists and farmers work together to expand the local rural economy?

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. Montgomery, NY has a longstanding agricultural tradition,...


Squaxin Island Tribe campus

How artist workshops helped revitalize Pacific Northwest Natives' community identity

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. For the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest, modernization has...


Inviting spaces welcome everyone to the Village

How a small town used abandoned buildings downtown to grow its arts opportunities and local economy

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. For Stone Mountain, an Atlanta bedroom community with a history of racial...


Parks and Arts, Roanoke

How can a small city increase access to the arts and create opportunities for its local artists?

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. For a city with a well-developed park system, but with limited...


POP at DanceAfrica DC 2013

How can artistic programming in DC help to strengthen the image of a neighborhood in transition?

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. For an area of Washington DC that has long been faced with...


Wilson Whirligig Park

How can an arts restoration effort help to support the development of a small city like Wilson, NC?

These stories are brought to you by a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NEA’s Our Town program. Creative people are doing incredible work to strengthen American...