Downtown Brooklyn Public Art and Placemaking Fund

Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY 11201


Aug 17, 2020


Jul 06, 2020

The Downtown Brooklyn Public Art and Placemaking Fund provides grants for eligible public art, performance, and accessibility projects that serve to enhance public space, increase access to cultural programming, and connect the neighborhoods of Downtown Brooklyn.

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) and DUMBO Improvement District (DUMBO) are seeking proposals for the Downtown Brooklyn Public Art + Placemaking Fund. The $600,000 fund, made possible as part of New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), will award grants of up to $50,000 for public art and performance projects, and improvements to cultural spaces that serve to connect neighborhoods, revitalize public spaces, and increase access to cultural programming within the State-designated DRI study area.

DBP and DUMBO will oversee the selection process to review applications and determine awards. A project review committee has been formed, with members including: Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo; the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities; Brooklyn Arts Council; BRIC Arts; BAM; Smack Mellon; the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance; NYCHA Tenant Associations; NYC Department of Transportation; NYC Parks; and others.