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The Creative Communities Initiative

Published: 2018-06-30

Creative Communities is a ground-breaking initiative to bring high-quality arts instruction to underserved children and youth in public housing communities. Developed in 2001 as a collaboration among the National Guild for Community Schools of the Arts, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Initiative (CCI) was the first-ever collaboration between NEA and HUD and represented a $4.65 million investment in, and commitment to, community arts education.