Brookland Beautification Small Grant Program Kicks Off Tomorrow

Brookland Beautification Grand Program logo courtesy of Dance Place.
Brookland Beautification Grand Program logo courtesy of Dance Place.

Do you have a great idea for a landscaping or art project? Carla Perlo from Dance Place brought the Brookland Beautification Small Grant Program to our attention recently. The program will provide grants to pay for art and landscaping projects on 12th and Monroe Streets NE right here in Brookland. The program is funded and directed by the DC Office of Planning and managed by Dance Place.

Grant awards will be within a range of $750 – $5,000. Anyone, including interested artists, landscapers, gardeners can apply! The application form and more information will be available here starting October 8. The application deadline is November 27.

From the Dance Place website:

  • Launch Event: October 8th 6:30-8:00 pm at Wohlfarth Galleries (3418 9th St NE)

  • Application Deadline: November 27

  • Award Announcement Party: December 19 6:30-8:30pm at San Antonio’s Grill (3908 12th St NE)

  • Connector Walk: Sept 6, 2014 – View projects, meet the creators and celebrate! (Rain date Sept 14)

About the Program
The purpose of the Brookland Beautification Small Grant Program is to make available opportunities for individuals and organizations within the greater Brookland community to provide visually creative beautification projects along the 12th Street commercial corridor, Monroe Street, and other significant open/public spaces in the immediate vicinity as set forth in the Brookland/CUA Small Area Plan. The small grant program will empower local residents and stakeholders to create and implement neighborhood beautification projects that are green and sustainable. Project themes may include but are not limited to public art, branding, way finding, place-making, connectivity, and Temporiums, just to mention a few. The project deliverables may be in the form of art installations, plantings, murals, window treatments or other creative and visual forms of expression.

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