Thursday, January 15, 2015

City Weave A Dream program seeking applicants

Posted By on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 11:27 AM

The City of Savannah’s Weave-A-Dream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals for its 2015 Weave-A-Dream—Cultural & Arts Projects initiative.

"Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available," a City spokesperson says. "Programs are to be completed prior to October 1, 2015 and the application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project."

Project funding is available up to $2,000 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage projects or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream committee seeks proposals that actively involve youth, seniors, and those who have limited access to arts based programs in Savannah.

Programs engaging participates ranging from 6 -11 graders with disciplines of production, animation, photography desktop publishing, CAD, metalworking and carpentry are of particular interest to Weave-A-Dream. While other programs such as performing, visual, media, theater, folk, design (architecture), or literary arts are also encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for consideration, an organization must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits. No individual artist applications will be accepted.

Applications are available on the Department of Cultural Affairs website (\arts). They can also be requested by contacting Rebecca Brown at 912-651-5988 ext. 8969 or

Applications "are reviewed by the WAD Panel and funding is awarded by a competitive funding process that considers the project’s artistic merit, quality of design, quality of marketing strategy and plan for assessing the project’s success.Successful programs will identify a community need and utilize arts and heritage activities as the primary strategy to fulfill that need.
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