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Arts Center is finalist for placemaking grant

January 20, 2013

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The Lawrence Arts Center has announced it’s one of 104 applicants nationwide to be named a finalist for a grant from ArtPlace, an initiative to accelerate creative placemaking.

ArtPlace received more than 1,200 applications for the grants. Finalists were chosen for their potential to transform their communities through placing art and culture at the heart of strategies to drive vibrancy and diversity. Grant recipients will be announced in May.

"ArtPlace supports communities that engage residents and visitors with art,” Arts Center Executive Director Susan Tate said in a news release. “Lawrence is already known for cultural vibrancy, and our ArtPlace funding can improve our economy, support downtown and neighborhood vitality, and make our cultural history more visible."

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