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The Cultural Landscape Foundation to Receive $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2023) —The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) today announced it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $25,000. This grant will support the expansion of What's Out There City Guides to increase the visibility and recognition for those cultural landscapes associated with African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native peoples, and immigrant communities. This grant is one of 1,251 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling nearly $28.8 million that were announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants. 

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “Projects such as this one with [name of organization] strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.”

"We're honored to again receive support from the National Endowment for the Arts," said Charles A. Birnbaum, TCLF's President and CEO. "Their support has been indispensable to TCLF's work and we are very grateful for it."

The work funded by this NEA grant would expand the What's Out There City Guides to more thoroughly represent the diversity of cultural landscapes within those cities, and the growing diversity of the nation’s cities generally (according to a January 2020 analysis by U.S. News & World Report: “Nearly 70% of the country’s largest cities are more racially and ethnically diverse than they were in 2010”). This effort builds upon TCLF's Race and Space initiative and Landslide 2021: Race and Space, a TCLF report and digital exhibition about threatened and at-risk landscapes associated with under represented groups.  Each site entry includes a 250–350-word description and up to ten photos, richly conveying each site’s history and physical attributes. This content would be also be added to TCLF’s free, carefully vetted, searchable What's Out There database, which features more than 2,500 site descriptions, 1,200 biographical profiles, and 13,000 images.

For more information on other projects included in the NEA’s grant announcement, visit

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation 

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is a Washington, D.C.-based education and advocacy non-profit established in 1998 with a mission of “connecting people to places.” The organization educates and engages the public to make our landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. TCLF is also home to the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize.

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