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Crowdfund for a creative placemaking project in your community—get your dollars doubled! 

Across America, artists are stepping into civic life and using their skills to creatively address local issues. In creative placemaking, artists act as partners in community development,  working closely with residents, community partners, or local government to help build a thriving community for all.   

Are you a creative person working with residents of your neighborhood, town, or city to make positive change? Fundraise for your idea with ioby and you could get your dollars doubled through the Artists Lead! match program. 

Artists Lead! supports creative people with great ideas for collaborative solutions to community needs. This unique opportunity gives one-on-one fundraising support and up to $15,000 in match funding to bring your creative placemaking project to life. 

See if you’re eligible, or learn more.

Have a great project idea? Start fundraising anytime, or schedule a call with ioby staff to discuss your project

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What is creative placemaking? Creative placemaking is an evolving field and practice. In it, artists are change-agents and arts and culture is leveraged to drive community change. Creative placemaking is specific to a geographic community--whether a small town, rural region, or city neighborhood--and helps improve social, economic or physical aspects of life for residents of that place.

Looking for support as you get started on a project? We’ve got your back. 

These FAQs answer our most commonly asked questions, and we'll be offering many online and in-person training opportunities. 

Join our next webinar for an  introduction to fundraising with ioby and Artists Lead! match, plus our five top tips for crowdfunding your creative community project: 

Crowdfunding for Creative Placemaking​: Thursday, January 30, 1-2 ET 

View a recording  of our previous  info session with ArtPlace covering everything you need to know about the Artists Lead! match opportunity and eligibility criteria.  

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Give to a project below to have your donation doubled! Start a project of your own to be featured here. 

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    Blessed: A Christmas Carol Adaptation Performance

    Black & Brown Theatre has been requested to perform a play for children whose parents are currently incarcerated through the Angel Tree Christmas Program at Fellowship Chapel in Detroit.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,622 + Volunteers
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    Alaska BookMobile

    Help get our BookMobile up and running so we can explore what an Alaskan mobile library can be.

    NEEDS: $0 of 11,560 + Volunteers