Help make our places great!
2018 Placemaking Grants are now open!
Applications will be received up until 5pm Friday 18 May 2018.
About the program
Council's Placemaking Grants program is about supporting business to enhance the experience of visitors to our shopping and commercial areas and contribute to them being vital public destinations.
The Placemaking Grants program is open for all of our shopping and commercial areas. Grants up to $7,500 will be offered once per year for placemaking initiatives.
Applying for Grants
Please read the Placemaking Grants Policy and Guidelines (PDF) then complete and return your application form (PDF) by 5pm Friday 18 May 2018.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your grant application.
Scope of projects
These include but are not limited to projects and activities which complement our own services and identified priorities in the areas of community focused economic development. Examples may include:
- Public art projects
- Promotion of shopping and commercial areas
- Rejuvenation of shop fronts
- Footpath displays, trading and dining
- Activating vacant shop fronts
- Footpath theatre - musical/theatrical
Other things interactive, inspiring, innovative and unique.
Placemaking Grants have now been allocated for a range of projects including:
- #OxfordstMeetShopEat - production of a promotional video - a film to engage, to promote Oxford Street’s uniqueness, to promote its difference, its boutique experience, its community
- Perry Lane Art Project (PDF)- public art works in the form of 2 painted wall murals - to create a space for public art that is both engaging and accessible to community groups
- Watsons Bay Spring Markets - a large 120 stall gift and food market with international hot food options for lunch, as well as rides and activities for the kids in Robertson Park
- Family Night Out - a family night of fun with a pop-up outdoor cinema in the Park for all to enjoy
- Rose Bay Digital Summer Nights (PDF)- this involves designing and creating a platform for community storytelling, historical discovery and collaborative learning through the production of an outdoor visual animation
- French Week in Queen Street (PDF)- numerous activities are planned in and around Queen St with a French theme including cultural, artistic and culinary events.