Monday, June 13, 2016 07:00 PM


Thrive 2055, in partnership with the Lyndhurst Foundation, ArtsBuild and the Southeast Tennessee Development District, is pleased to announce that Cleveland, Tennessee and Dalton, Georgia have each received funding approval for a $20,000 grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation to begin implementation of arts and culture projects in their communities. Thriving Communities was conceived by Thrive 2055 and the Lyndhurst Foundation as a way to empower citizens of the region to leverage their arts and culture assets toward community vibrancy and economic prosperity. Other participating communities are Cohutta, Murray County and Rossville, Ducktown and South Pittsburg, and Fort Payne.Cleveland and Dalton are the first to apply and receive funding approval from the Lyndhurst Foundation.The grants are the second step in the Thriving Communities process, which began in January, with an intensive design thinking crash course powered by Bridge Innovate. Volunteer teams from each community participated in the three-month course, which included high energy creative work sessions and active public engagement within their home towns.As a result of the course, all of the participants discovered untapped community arts and culture assets that could be used to energize their cities and help attract sustainable economic development.Dalton leadership asked the community to re-imagine the vacant ...

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