Emerging Terrain announced that it will receive an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), one of only 51 grants awarded nationwide. Emerging Terrain will receive a $50,000 grant to create an artistic design to reinvigorate a derelict suburban space, similar to the I-80 grain elevator project, in an identified area in Sarpy County.
Our Town is the NEA’s latest investment in creative place making, through which partners from both public and private sectors come together to strategically shape the social, physical, and economic character of a neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities.
Emerging Terrain is a non-profit research and design collaborative based in Omaha, Nebraska that engages the public about factors shaping the built environment. We creatively reposition places, spaces, systems and structures perceived as obsolete, undesirable, or unseen/forgotten by the public. Through a process involving private, public, nonprofit, and community sectors, these existing cultural and community assets are reinvigorated as identity, potential, and inspiration.
For more information about Emerging Terrain, visit http://www.emergingterrain.org/.