Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District

Creative Placemaking Request for Proposals Released

Over 40 artists and community members participated in an open discussion about Phase II of the Art Lives Here (ALH) initiative at the Artist & Stakeholders Meeting held on November 4 at Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Arts Center. Hosted by ALH organizers, the meeting focused on Phase I accomplishments, plans for Phase II and the release of ALH’s 2014 general Creative Placemaking Request for Proposals (RFP).

Download the powerpoint presentation from the meeting here: Art Lives Here Artist & Stakeholder Powerpoint

ALH seeks to invest in creative and innovative projects in which community members, artists, and arts/design organizations improve neighborhood quality of life; encourage creative activity; foster strong community identity and a sense of place; or contribute to a local economy.

The RFP is now live on the ALH website and can be downloaded here: RFP 2014

Art Lives Here is a community collaboration facilitated by Joe’s Movement Emporium. Planning Partners include Gateway Community Development Corporation, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Art Works Now, Red Dirt Studio, Joe’s Movement Emporium and Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council. The initiative is supported by ArtPlace America and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

arrow04For additional information about Art Lives Here, contact Neena Narayanan, Art Lives Here Coordinator, at Joe’s Movement Emporium, at or 301-699-1819. Please visit and to learn more about Art Lives Here and the Gateway Arts District. 


About neenajoe

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for all through productions and programs in education, artist services and work readiness. Located in the town center of Mount Rainier, Maryland within the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District, the organization supports and promotes creative projects of local artists and community groups. For additional information on programs and events, please visit

2 comments on “Creative Placemaking Request for Proposals Released

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