NEA awards 150k to the iQuilt Plan

The National endowment for the Arts awards the iQuilt Plan with $150,000 to support the third phase of the iQuilt project, an arts-based economic development plan designed to capitalize on Hartford’s unique heritage and cultural assets. Phase Three includes the design of Bushnell Park North and the inauguration of the Hartford Innovations Festival, an event honoring the wealth of cultural and technological innovations that have origins in Hartford.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the inaugural round of “Our Town” funding, totaling $6.575 million in grants to 51 communities in 34 states that have created public-private partnerships to strengthen the arts while shaping the social, physical, and economic characters of their neighborhoods, towns, cities, and regions. NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman made the announcement during an online press conference.

NEA 2011 Our Town Grants