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Kelly Ryan Blog: An Important Step Forward

Thu. Feb 27, 2014

We are very pleased to share that the Tribune Building Project has been selected by ArtPlace America as a 2014 Creative Placemaking Grant finalist.  This is an incredibly competitive opportunity – our project was chosen from a pool of over 1,200 letters of inquiry.

Ninety-seven finalists have been chosen from communities all across the nation, but our project is the only finalist in Wisconsin.  Of the chosen projects, 25% represent rural communities like ours; all other submissions represent suburban and urban communities.

We look forward to the opportunity to submit our second round application later this spring.  The Tribune Building Project has activated an exciting energy and movement in our community – people who believe in themselves and are optimistic about the future.  Without your commitment, this opportunity would not be possible.

Read the full announcement and learn more about the finalists at: ArtPlace America Names 97 Finalists for Creative Placemaking Grants

To read our initial proposal, go to: ArtPlace Letter of Inquiry

Thanks for reading.


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    Established in rural Wisconsin in 1994 to serve the changing needs of the south Wood County area, Incourage has become a nationally-recognized leader in place-based philanthropy and community development. Guided by values of equity, opportunity, and shared stewardship, Incourage envisions a community that works well for all people. One physical manifestation of this vision is the redevelopment of the Tribune building, which demonstrates Incourage’s user-centered approach to growing a strong and inclusive local economy.