Preview Public Art for Spatial Justice Application Questions

In addition to the application question below, the Public Art for Spatial Justice application will require further applicant, project plan and budget details. To view the full application, please return to the Public Art for Spatial Justice grant page and follow the links to log in to NEFA’s online grants portal.

  1. What: Please describe the public artmaking project you are proposing. (3,500 character limit) 

  2. Why: Why are you (lead applicant/artist) interested in leading this particular public art project? Why now? (2,000 character limit) 

  3. Relevance and Where: Where are you planning to implement this project? Why here? (2,000 character limit) Upload a photo(s) of the location(s) where this project will take place. (required) 

  4. How and When: Please outline the project workplan and timeline. Note: The grant period is up to 24 months from the start of the grant period (March 1, 2024-February 28, 2026); project timelines may be shorter but must take place within the grant period. (3,500 character limit) 

  5. Integrity – Relationship to people and place: Public art practices that reduce people, places, and stories to tools for artmaking are harmful. Reviewers are looking for projects that build trust, accountability, and reciprocity and honor the integrity of the people, places, stories, and ideas – past, present, and future – engaged in the artmaking. To whom is this project accountable? How are you demonstrating accountability in the planning and implementation of this project? Please tell us about your relationship to the people and place where you are implementing this project. (2,000 character limit) 

  6. Integrity – Relationship with collaborators: Community-based anchor organization in Massachusetts: Tell us how your organization is uniquely poised to lead this particular project. Why have you chosen to collaborate with this particular artist(s) for this project? (2,000 character limit).  
    Massachusetts-based Artist(s): Tell us about your artistic practice. Why are you uniquely poised to lead this particular project? If this is a collaboration between 2 or more artists (or with a community-based organization), please share why you have chosen to work together. (2,000 character limit) 

  7. Optional – Additional Context: Please review the PASJ grant page for a full understanding of our funding priorities. We acknowledge that the people reviewing your application are likely to have gaps in understanding or knowledge about the context for your work. Please share any other information you think would be important to fairly assess your application. In addition to your written response to this question, you may also choose to submit a short video (up to 3 minutes in total) responding to this question. (3,500 character limit)  

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