Do you have a big idea for something creative? A new grant is available for local artists

The 2019 Art in the City Experimental Art Grant is offering up to $3,000

Do you have a big idea for an art project?

The Downtown Dayton Partnership is offering a new Art in the City public art grant this year to visual or performing artists.

The grant will cover up to $3,000 to produce a collaborative art project, public art project or immersive art experience during Art in the City, Val Hunt Beerbower, DDP communication manager, said in an e-mail.

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Art in the City celebrates the arts in the community and will be held Aug. 2. The event features live presentations from arts groups and a juried art exhibition.

The goals for the grant, which is due April 12, are to:


• Give artists, of any style, the opportunity to showcase their talents, services, and creativity in a way that might not otherwise be feasible due to cost restrictions

• Foster unique artistic activity

• Be experiential in nature, engaging with the community

• Enhance Art in the City by providing an additional focal point for the event

More information and the grant application can be found here: 2019 Art in the City Experimental Art Grant 

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Art in the City is part of the annual DP& L Summer in The City event, a series of events showcasing all that downtown has to offer.

Save the date for these upcoming events:

• May – September, The Square is Where. Summer fun weekdays on Courthouse Square.

• May 11, Downtown Housing Tour. A free tour of a variety of downtown homes, condos, apartments and lofts.

• June 1, The Great Dayton Adventure Race. Find clues throughout Dayton to win cash.

• Aug. 2, Art in the City. Celebrate the arts in downtown Dayton

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