DGRI is accepting grant proposals for the Activate Grant program to enliven and culturally enhance public spaces throughout Downtown Grand Rapids.

The grant program is intended to support projects that engage the community in our public spaces and create vibrancy by elevating and amplifying public art.

Proposals are encouraged to consider installations and interventions that provide opportunities for public interaction, as well as concepts that promote and amplify a diverse and inclusive representation of the many cultural and ethnic backgrounds of our City.

Full details, including instructions for applying and potential Downtown locations, can be found here:

2023 Activate Grant

The deadline for proposal submission is March 5, 2023.

Questions should be directed to Katie Moore: kmoore@downtowngr.org.