WRC was recently chosen as a grant recipient finalist by ArtPlace America, a collaboration that exists to position art and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development. WRC is one of 90 finalists chosen for the ArtPlace 2015 National Grants Program. The next round of ArtPlace’s National Grants Program recipients will be announced in June.
WRC’s Creative District 7th Street Arts Bridge (7SAB) has been recognized by ArtPlace as a project that seeks to strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of a community. 7SAB will transform and unify an area in need of renewal and revitalization by connecting artists, entrepreneurs and residents of Downtown Wilmington and creating structural, visual and spiritual connections between people and spaces.
“WRC is very excited to be chosen as one of the finalists for ArtPlace’s National Grants Program,” said Carrie Gray, Managing Director of WRC. “WRC’s Vision for a Creative District in Wilmington focuses on utilizing the City’s current arts organizations and creative businesses to expand the artistic community. Thanks to the City of Wilmington, area artists and makers, and WRC’s partners: Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware, Christina Cultural Arts Center, Quaker Hill Civic Association, Chris White Community Development Corporation, and additional supporters, we’re another step closer to the revitalization of Downtown Wilmington through art and culture.”