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Eighteen proposals out of 28 applications that were submitted were accepted for neighborhood public art mini-grants, the Richmond Arts & Culture Commission announced this week.Here is the announcement with details on the projects receiving portions of the $84,000 in funding. Richmond Arts & Culture Commission Announces 2016 Community Art Grants. The Richmond Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) selected eighteen community art activists for the FY 2016 Neighborhood Public Art (NPA) Mini-Grants. Twenty-eight applicants made grant proposal presentations to the commission on October 29th and November 5th and eighteen finalists were selected on Dec. 3. The 2016 grantees represent a wide range of innovative, creative new voices in Richmond with projects ranging from visual arts, media, literary arts, murals, and more.
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