Combining Art and Our Outdoor Spaces


On February 7th, the Old Roosevelt Project received a 1:1 matching grant for $10,000 from the National Endowment of the Arts to reinvent the outdoor spaces at Old Roosevelt. In creating theses outdoor spaces, we will work with local artists to capture the creative spirit and vibrancy of our unique, rural mountain community and bring that into the outdoor space that will be shared by 10,000 Carbon County residents and 360,000 tourists each year. This provides increased opportunities to cultivate a diversity of artists and art practices at the prominent southern entrance of Red Lodge. The further development of these outdoor spaces will present a communal image of rural heritage, sustainable environment, and enduring cultural identity through murals, sculptures, interactive displays and features.


National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman, Jane Chu, has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. The Challenge America category features NEA support for projects that extend the reach of the arts to under-served populations— those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

Now we need to raise the $10,000 in matching funds to receive this grant. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, please donate today.