“Art in the Streets” Grant


Creative Placemaking examples:

How do I get involved?

  1. Watch the “Introduction to the Project” video available here.
  2. Develop a project idea that includes at least one artist (i.e. builder, musician, painter, writer, gardener, filmmaker, knitter, dancer etc.) and one community collaborator (i.e. business, nonprofit, school program, etc.). **The CultureWorks Grant Program defines a professional artist as an individual generally recognized by his/her peers, critics or other professionals as committed to producing art on a regular basis.**
  3. Prepare your proposal and budget (maximum project support is $2500).
  4. Submit your proposal to [email protected] by 5pm on October 9, 2020. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis but the deadline is firm. See details below.


Please send
the following in pdf or word format to [email protected].

  • COVER PAGE (1 page max)
    1. Project name (something catchy!)
    2. Project Summary (keep it short – how would you describe your project to someone on the street in a few sentences?)
    3. Lead Artist(s)
      • Contact info ○ Name ○ Address ○ Phone ○ Email ○ Website
      • Description of artist. This is not about credentials – what is it that you do as an artist? (3 sentences max.)
    4. Description of Community Collaborator(s)
      • Contact info ○ Name ○ Address ○ Phone ○ Email ○ Website
      • Describe your Community Collaborator organization/program and its interest/goals (3 sentences max)
    5. Address/Location(s) of proposed project (describe if necessary)

  • IMAGES AND IMAGE LIST (5 pictures in max)

provide up to 5 images of “before” pictures of the site(s) where the project
will happen. Nothing fancy here – cell phone photos are acceptable! Submit
images as jpgs or pngs, in this format: 01.ProjectName.jpg, and if necessary,
describe each image in this section of the proposal.

  • PROJECT PROPOSAL (2 pages max)
    1. The Story (What are the issues/needs/opportunities being addressed through your project and how do they relate to the goal of making downtown Hopewell more enjoyable for all?
    2. The Project (what are you going to do? How does your project promote cultural equity? How are you using the arts and culture to contribute to the revitalization of downtown Hopewell? If it is related to existing work, how is it new or different?) ‘
    3. The Plan and Timeline (Describe the activities required to complete your project and the approximate dates that you will do these activities within the timeframe of 10/01/2020 and 12/25/2020).
    4. Outreach/Promotion (Who is your audience? How will you let people know about your activity or event?)
    5. Additional Info (Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your proposal?) Optional Supporting Images/Work Samples (Include if you wish to submit draft designs, mock-ups or other relevant materials that reflect the final product for your Project.)

BUDGET (1 page max) Use the template below as a guideline for developing your budget (what items do you need to complete your project and how much will they cost)?

Expense Item Unit (hrs, lbs, #) Cost
(artist/collaborator compensation)
and Supplies (describe)
Equipment (subject
to review)
Total   Total Cost


your proposal materials to: [email protected] by 5pm on October 9, 2020. If you have any questions, please also
contact [email protected] or call (804)571-1068.

How is my project reviewed?

You will be
notified of your project status within 2 weeks after your submission or the
proposal deadline.



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