The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $50,000 grant to East Somerville Main Streets and the Somerville Arts Council for a project that will celebrate the diversity of East Somerville and promote the East Broadway business district, according to an announcement from the city of Somerville.
Mudflat Pottery School and the city of Somerville are also part of the project, the announcement says.
It says the "Storytellers as Placemakers Project" will involve a series of workshops where local artists and community partners will organize local events with the themes of culinary culture, dance, music, oral storytelling and literature, and visual arts.
Storytelling will be a main component of the project, with a storytelling tour and the creation of a storytelling mural.
Much of the work will happen around the new Chuckie Harris Park and along East Broadway, which is undergoing a reconstruction that will be complete in 2014.
You can learn more about the National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town grant series at arts.gov.