Pop-Up Creativity grants from Sonoma County’s Creative Sonoma fund projects that are temporary creative experiences – installations or objects in public places or within public view. Projects can occur on streets, sidewalks, alleys, plazas or interior public spaces.
The projects should be on a scale that they can be planned, developed and executed within a three-to-four month production schedule, and can last for as little as one day or as long as one season.
Engaging community members in art making and the art-making process is encouraged, but simple creative workshops will not be considered, say Creative Sonoma officials.
The goal of the program is to support innovative creative place-making projects in micro-communities across Sonoma County.
Several grants of up to $5,000 each are awarded.
Applicants can include artists, creative groups/collectives, nonprofit organizations or commercial businesses located in Sonoma County.
Grant guidelines and application help tools are available online at creativesonoma.org.
The online application opened on July 2 and the deadline is Aug. 15. Awards are announced in September and the funding period runs from October through March.
In 2017, artist Jill Valavanis won a pop-up grant to create a Love Letters Artwalk, a free art-making event in the Springs area of the Valley.
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