Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Ford Foundation Arts Spaces: Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grants

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Ford Foundation requests proposals for the Arts Spaces: Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grant program. The grants will provide a complementary suite of material support, with access to a national learning community, as well as technical assistance. Organizations with strong track records of artistic excellence that are intending to buy, build, renovate, partner in the development of, or become anchor tenants in a vibrant artist space may apply in support of a facility project. Exemplary projects will not only result in dynamic artist space facilities, but will also function as engines of cultural equity and social change, applying innovations and best practices in artist space development that produce sustainable, affordable facilities for the continuation of artistic excellence. Collaboration can be used as a positive tool and community engagement is a key criteria within the Space for Change program.

The foundation encourages organizations to consider how the program can deepen their planning processes and help leverage a stronger position as collaborative partners with municipalities, developers, and local stakeholders, while also expanding their national network of peers.

Because MU is limited to one preliminary proposal for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) a brief description of the proposed facility, 2) planning and development activities, and 3) programming for the facility.


Up to $100,000 over two years.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2010

External Deadline:

September 17, 2010


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