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Spectacular Vernacular, Lakewood Public Art RFP

Award: $5,000 budget

Deadline: 10/09/2019

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Not Discipline Specific

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

Spectacular Vernacular is a city-wide public arts initiative created to provide funding for civic art and urban design projects within the city of Lakewood. The goal of the program is to incentivize community-driven art and design projects.

Deadline for Fall Cycle Proposals: October 9, 2019 and Spring Cycle Proposals: April 9, 2020
Budget: Up to $5,000 for selected projects

Requirements: The idea must be for an art or design project; the project must take place in Lakewood OH; the project must include in-kind contributions

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis in two cycles annually (spring and fall). The City will review applications and award funding to projects during each of these cycles: fall, October 9, 2019 and spring, April 9, 2020. Applications for projects taking place at any time of the year may be submitted during either cycle. Projects must be completed within one year of being selected.

The Public Art Task Force and the City express an interest in:
• Proposals from artists, designers, fabricators, businesses, property owners, neighborhood associations, CDCs, community groups, non-profits, and/or arts organization, with a record of engagement within Lakewood.

• New civic art and design opportunities that support an ongoing program or initiative – for example, a mural for a business district, a public sculpture that enhances a community garden, creative signage to educate the public on environmental issues.

• Civic art and urban design projects that enliven public spaces, highlight neighborhood identity and history, address the needs of residents, and/or provide four-season activities.
• Projects that provide in-kind contributions (professional services at an hourly rate, costs of use of equipment, donated materials, hours spent implementing the project).

Note: It is not necessary to submit a fully developed idea for a project. Applicants may choose to submit conceptual ideas, to be developed in detail with the city.

Please see the GUIDELINES LINK ABOVE for full project details and submission information