Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District

ALH Creative Placemaking RFP Budget Increased

After listening to feedback from artists, Art Lives Here has made the decision to increase the budget range for the Creative Placemaking Requests for Proposals to $500 – $6,000.

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How do I create a budget for my proposal? How much do I need? How much should I ask for? Click here.

There are no set number of projects to be funded. Ideally projects take place within the Gateway Arts District (Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville). Projects will be selected based on the individual project’s budget feasibility and ability to meet creative placemaking principals.

Does my idea meets creative placemaking principals?Click here

Please note this project is open and available to all individuals who live, work or play in Gateway Arts District.  Applicants do not have to be an artist in order to apply. Art Lives Here seeks to fund a variety of projects from both artists and community members alike.

I have an idea but I don’t know if it makes sense or even how to start writing a proposal. Click Here.

There is no limit on the number of proposals one individual or group can submit. Projects can range from visual arts to performing arts and beyond. Partnering with others is encouraged by not necessary, nor will increase a project’s chance of being selected.

The proposal deadline is January 6, 2014 at 5 pm EST.

You can download a PDF of the proposal here: Art Lives Here Creative Placemaking Request for Proposals

There will be a Placemaking Proposal Workshop December 10th from 7 – 9 pm at the Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville. The workshop panelists include (in no particular order):

Art Lives Here highly recommends interested applicants attend this workshop. The workshop will open with examples of past Art Lives Here funded projects (like this one and this one) exploring the process from initial proposal to final result.

I’m not sure if I’m even interested in being a part of Art Lives Here, but I want to know more about who is involved and what I could do… Click Here.

Each panelist will lead a breakout session where potential ideas and obstacles can be discussed. Bring your questions, concerns and ideas. Please RSVP by clicking here: RSVP

Direct your questions to Neena Narayanan, Art Lives Here Project Coordinator.


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

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