MARIPOSA COUNTY — Mariposa County and the Mariposa Arts Council have been awarded an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to work with artists to develop creative placemaking projects and artistic interventions that support the County’s Agriculture and Working Lands Conservation Plan (AWLCP).
Specifically, the Arts Council and the Planning Department would like to work with regional social practice artists to develop 2-5 creative placemaking projects that interpret, respond to, and engage with public comments received by stakeholders during the ongoing AWLCP planning process.
The Mariposa County Planning Department and the Arts Council are asking interested regional social practice artists, culture bearers and designers to submit a letter of intent (LOI) that succinctly outlines a proposed project. These proposals will be reviewed by a panel consisting of members of the AWLCP Planning team.
Those submitting successful LOIs will be invited to work with the planning team to refine and develop their proposed projects with the goal of sharing them with the public in late spring of 2023.
This project directly aligns with several recommendations in Mariposa County’s Creative Placemaking Strategy.
Interested artists can find more information about the project and the Letter of Intent Guidelines on the Arts Council’s website.
About the Mariposa Arts Council
The Arts Council, is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County and is supported in part by the County of Mariposa, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the California Arts Council, a state agency.