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TPAC’s National Endowment for the Arts Our Town project

Our Town Project - completed in 2013

Our Town


As the designated arts agency for the City of Tucson and Pima County, TPAC enhances local culture through activities such as direct funding, public art projects, community engagement, and technical assistance. With an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), TPAC has completed an in-depth research study and outreach campaign for Downtown Tucson’s Warehouse Arts District, home today to scores of galleries, performance spaces, artist studios and creative industries.

Research and Analysis

The release of the executive summary for Our Town-Tucson: A Study of One Naturally Occurring Cultural District represents a capstone for Our Town-Tucson. Using quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, the study captures a portrait of the vibrant arts district and makes a case for its impact on our regional economy and society—including the pivotal role it has played in Downtown Tucson’s revitalization. The report’s research is built on an inventory of neighborhood-centered arts and culture spaces, as well as artist and visitor surveys and geographic spatial analysis.

Visibility Campaign

Marking the Sites, an on-the-street visibility campaign conceived by artists Bill Mackey and Rand Carlson, calls attention to the arts and creative industries using interactive signage. Passers can use their smartphones to explore what goes on inside of building walls. The project was undertaken with community involvement. View this Website to learn more.

Mapping the Districts(s)

A Cultural Asset Map of the Warehouse Arts District and adjoining districts along the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar line has been launched. The Map illustrates the dynamic arts core that exists at the heart of Downtown Tucson’s revitalization. It is hoped that this project will provide a model for future cultural district mapping and analysis efforts.