Germantown Awarded Arts Commission Creative Placemaking Grant
The City of Germantown has been awarded a $5,200 grant from theTennessee Arts Commission’s Creative Placemaking Grant competition. The grant funds will be used to create public art at Oaklawn Gardens. The Parks and Recreation Department will work with Germantown artist Mary Cour Burrows to create outdoor art, primarily using objects found on the Oaklawn property. Residents and stakeholders will have an opportunity to be involved in envisioning what form the public art will take.
Germantown is one of 13 diverse awardees that received 2017 Creative Placemaking grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The competition was designed to help build stronger communities through the arts to enhance the distinctive character of local Tennessee places for positive economic and community outcomes. The 13 awards totaled $75,000 for a wide variety of projects.
“Tennessee is home to a wealth of creative talent, resourceful leadership and rich traditions,” commented Commission Chair Stephanie Conner. “The projects awarded will leverage the arts and cultural resources of these communities to help address key opportunities and challenges.”