Brookland Beautification Small Grant Program Back On – Got Ideas? Apply!

Brookland Beautification Grand Program logo courtesy of Dance Place.
Brookland Beautification Grand Program logo courtesy of Dance Place.
In October we were excited to learn about a program to provide grants to pay for art and landscaping projects on 12th and Monroe Streets NE right here in Brookland. But then the program was put on hold. We are pleased to report that the program is back on track. From the Dance Place website:

The Brookland Beautification Small Grant Program will support the commissioning of imaginative and original beautification projects along the 12th Street NE commercial corridor and Monroe Street, NE.  The program is funded by the DC Office of Planning (OP) and managed by Dance Place.  Small grants ranging from $750 – $5,000 will be awarded to successful applicants. All projects must be created and installed between March 15, 2014 and August 31, 2014. Any individuals or organizations with a great idea can apply including artists, landscapers, gardeners, designers, property owners, businesses, and youth and civic organizations.

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.  These projects will be focused along the 12th Street NE commercial corridor, Monroe Street NE, and other significant open/public spaces in the immediate vicinity as set forth in the Brookland/CUA Metro Station Small Area Plan. 

The small grant program will empower local residents and stakeholders to create and implement neighborhood beautification projects that are innovative and sustainable.  Project themes may include but are not limited to public art, branding, way finding, place-making, connectivity, and temporiums.  The project deliverables may be in the form of art installations, plantings, murals, window treatments, pop-up uses/activation or other creative and visual forms of expression. 

The deadline to submit an application is January 24th. For more information and to apply, check out the Dance Place Small Grant Program page here.

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