Friday, July 18, 2014

$50K arts grant for public housing quilt map

Charlottesville, Va. – Four resident artists will be brought in to spend the money. One proposal is for the community to design a symbolic map of the Strategic Investment Area, the city’s largest urban renewal project now at 330 acres begun in 1967. One of 66 cities awarded Our Town grants from National Endowment for the Arts, Charlottesville’s to-be-determined “round of arts programming” called Play the City may include festivals, performances, art itself, workshops to plan and design this 1860 neighborhood yet again. Ultimately “we want to understand what people see and give them a voice,” says Matthew Slaats. Really? It’s more like Play Deaf City. They won’t accept the stories people are telling so they constantly call for some other story. “Please, people, tell us your story. We don’t have Google.”

“Charlottesville receives $50,000 arts grant” by Michelle Delgado, July 17, 2014, Charlottesville Tomorrow.

“strategic Investment Area letter to Daily Progress” by Blair Hawkins, Feb 3, 2014, Blair’s Blog.


Blogger Aloha Ya'll said...

the city definitely got played... big time... meanwhile we're still having issues funding stuff like schools.... not the priority I would set

9/29/2015 10:00 AM  

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