Noblesville receives $50K Our Town Arts Grant


The City of Noblesville received a $50,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The funding will be used for the City’s alley activation initiatives, which includes archway installations at the North, South and East alleys, decorative lighting installations, greenery, seating options and mural installations.

“The City continues to move forward in activating our alleys as community-focused gathering places, and this grant will benefit the artists that will be commissioned for murals and other elements in those alleys,” said Mayor Chris Jensen. “This is a great opportunity we have been granted for our arts community to continue to thrive in our city.”

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for the fiscal year 2020. The Noblesville grant is one of 51 grants nationwide that the agency has approved in this category.

The grant application was led by Nickel Plate Arts and the City of Noblesville Planning Department in consultation with the Downtown District Committee. Information regarding requests for proposals for the mural installations will be announced at a later date.