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Submit your application by noon on Feb. 3, 2020
What do an indigenous market place featuring vendors of all ages and an art gallery that elevates the work of queer artists have in common with a program that helps victims of trauma heal through playwriting?
They are all past recipients of Metro's Community Placemaking grants. This program helps communities take on challenges and create opportunities for positive change through arts-based, equity-focused projects.
Community Placemaking projects stem from ideas developed by the communities each project seeks to serve. Community members help lead and implement the projects, with an emphasis on serving people of color and other historically marginalized communities.
Metro started this program in 2017, and will continue to award Community Placemaking grants in 2020. The application window for the new cycle close at noon on Feb. 3, 2020.
With up to $190,000 available in funds, Metro will award grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. More information is available on the 2020 Community Placemaking grant cycle page on Metro’s website. The grant application handbook is available here.
Metro staff is available to help applicants think through their proposal and develop a strong application. Interested applicants may request assistance by contacting Dana Lucero at 503-797-1755 or [email protected]. Optional information sessions will be held across the region on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aloha Community Library - 17455 SW Farmington Rd. Suite 6A, Aloha
- Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gresham Library - 385 NW Miller Ave., Gresham
- Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Metro Regional Center - 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland
- Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Metro Regional Center - 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland
- Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Oak Lodge Library - 16201 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove
- Friday, Dec. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. at Metro Regional Center - 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland
- Thursday, Dec. 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Midland Library - 805 SE 122nd Ave., Portland
Sign up for updates on the Community Placemaking grant program by subscribing to the program’s e-newsletter. If you are ready to apply, submit your application here.