The arts sector, just like housing, education and economic development, is vital to ensuring communities’ health and stability. Our Creative Placemaking Fund provides flexible financing options to support local activities that intentionally incorporate arts and culture into broader plans for comprehensive and inclusive community revitalization.
New Jersey’s nonprofit arts sector is a major driver of local economic activity, responsible for arts enterprises employing tens of thousands of people and bringing energy back into commercial corridors across underserved communities. Artistic spaces bring value to communities by providing opportunities for education, community togetherness and economic growth built on assets distinct to each neighborhood.
The CPF supports projects such as large-scale cultural centers, including mixed-income artist residences, education centers, and nonprofit arts programs, and decentralized anchor enterprises, including community theaters, creative production and learning spaces for music and visual arts, outdoor performance spaces, and urban agriculture.