Ford Foundation Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grants, LINC, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, announces an open call for proposals to the Ford Foundation 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.
Non-profit arts organizations with strong track records of artistic excellence, who are intending to buy, build, renovate, partner in the development of, or become anchor tenants in a vibrant artist space can apply for up to $100,000 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.
LINC’s core commitment to diversity —cultural, geographic, and genre—which extends to our grantee network spanning from Massachusetts to Hawai’i, has informed the design of the Ford Foundation Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grants. We encourage a wide range of organizations with cultural facility projects in their pipelines to consider how the program can deepen their planning processes and help them to leverage a stronger position as collaborative partners with municipalities, developers, and local stakeholders, while also expanding their national network of peers.
This program has ongoing deadlines.
Research & Articles
Arts and the Economy: Using Arts and Culture to Stimulate Economic Development
Artists’ Centers: Evolution and Impact on Careers, Neighborhoods and Economies
Artist Space Development: Making the Case
Artist Space Development: Financing
The Artistic Dividend: Urban Artistic Specialization and Economic Development Implications
Creating Artist Space: Resources for Artists, City Officials and Developers
Developing Affordable Space for Artists: A Summary of Development Projects
How Artist Space Matters: Impacts and Insights
Investing in Creativity: A Study of the Support Structure for U.S. Artists
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