This scan identified grant programs supporting strong and diverse artistic expression aiming to empower artists to be active and creative citizens in their communities; encourage partnerships between artists and community organizations; offer professional development training and technical assistance; utilize cohort-style professional development and/or networking model; and provide opportunities for artists to enhance their visibility and public voice.
Key learning from the review of grant and public art programs fall into seven overarching themes and topics:
- Artistic Excellence
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Partnership Requirements
- Public Component
- Professional Development within Grant and Public Art Programs
- Documentation and Evaluation