Art Belongs Here Grants

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Art Belongs Here: Neighborhood Public Art Grants

Art Belongs Here is a neighborhood placemaking and revitalization project that creates temporary artworks in public space. This citywide initiative by the Reno Arts & Culture Commission will encourage collaboration among artists, community groups, and businesses to create projects that transform spaces, nurture community identity, promote our vibrant neighborhoods, and demonstrate cultural diversity and inclusiveness. 

Applicants can request up to $10,000 in funding per project. Grants must be matched 1:1 by applicants through cash or in-kind contributions (goods or services) or volunteer time.

Please review the FULL GUIDELINES and HELPFUL HINTS before applying.

Timeline

Call for proposals: February 2019 - March 2019 (application coming soon!)
Submission deadline: March 29, 2019
Award notification: April 2019

Eligibility

To be eligible, primary applicants must be place-based entities such as:

  • Neighborhood Advisory Boards
  • Business Improvement District
  • Business or place-based organizations (non- and for-profit)

The following INELIGIBLE APPLICANTS may participate through endorsement or partnership with the above eligible applicants, but may not apply directly:

  • Religious organizations, government agencies, political groups, hospitals, newspapers, and schools
  • Non place-based organizations, businesses, ad-hoc groups, and individuals

Key Requirements:

  • Organizations must partner with an artist
  • Projects must be located in an outdoor, public space within the City and be consistent with City policies and adopted neighborhood plans
  • Projects must be on display for a minimum of 3 months up to 1 year (flexible depending on project type)
  • Projects must be highly visible, free, and open to all members of the public
  • Projects must be short- or long-term physical improvements to the space

Project Goals and Objectives

  • Enrich the lives of Reno residents and visitors by integrating the arts, culture, and creativity into daily life and neighborhoods that is accessible for all
  • Foster community collaboration and encourage partnership among artists, performers, businesses, organizations, and agencies, non- and for-profit
  • Inspire neighborhood revitalization and promote our vibrant communities as a destination to live, work, and play
  • Inspire creative and innovative thinking and showcase locally cultivated talent
  • Demonstrate cultural diversity, social equity, inclusiveness and accessibility for all through the engagement of the arts, culture, and creativity in neighborhoods
  • Nurture and honor community identity and heritage, preserve and commemorate local and multicultural traditions, histories, and diversity
  • Animate and rejuvenate public spaces
  • Increase public safety and awareness

Staff contact

Megan Berner, Public Art Program Coordinator
bernerm@reno.gov or 775-326-6333