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Kelly Ryan Blog: We Did It!

Wed. Jun 25, 2014

I’m proud to announce that the Tribune Building Project has been selected to receive a $400,000 2014 Creative Placemaking grant from ArtPlace America. We are one of 55 projects, and the only grantee in the state of Wisconsin, selected to receive a grant out of more than 1,200 letters of inquiry.

This investment will help to realize the resident-led vision for the future of the Tribune Building.  To celebrate the area’s history and riverfront asset, funding will be utilized for enhancements to the rooftop, expanded exterior landscape, and interior storytelling and signage.

Through the resident-led process, the community envisions a building that will feature space and programming for artists, makers, local food processors, and other creative entrepreneurs. When complete, the Tribune Building will be reinvented as an iconic symbol that serves as a source of community collaboration, innovation and pride.

It’s an exciting day for south Wood County – thank you to the more than 500 residents who have invested their time in this exciting process, and thank you to ArtPlace America for investing in our community.

Watch the video announcement.
For more information on the Tribune Building Project, visit TribuneBuilding.org.

Here’s to our future!


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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.