Greensboro PICNIC, Aug 1 at Elsewhere
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Call for Creative Placemaking Project Proposals

Elsewhere is excited to announce a call for proposals for PICNIC, a micro-grant fundraising, idea sharing picnic dinner to be held on August 1 from 6pm to 9pm.

PICNIC is based on a simple model- picnic goers donate $5-20 for dinner, and local artists and community groups propose projects that diners vote to support. At the end of the event a winner is declared and the donated cash goes to that person or organization.

This year we're looking to fund courageous, community driven projects on the theme of ‘creative placemaking'. Individuals and organizations working in Guilford county are encouraged to apply.

Placemaking is a form of development that promotes community recognition, empowerment, and inclusivity. Placemaking can take many forms--events and performances, programs, installations, gatherings, artworks, and creative human services. Creative Placemaking transforms public space into living spaces in artful ways—through beautification and care, entertainment and performance, safety and comfort, storytelling and connectivity. Projects are encouraged that reclaim our city for public creativity and transform sidewalks, alleys and storefronts, yards, overgrown fields, little-used parks, pathways, derelict buildings and surface lots, lawns, and gardens into meaningful and productive spaces.

More information about the event and the project proposal application can be found here. Proposals are due by Monday, July 28th at 11:59pm.

The PICNIC dinner will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, August 1 in the green space directly behind Elsewhere and inside the museum at 606 S Elm St in downtown Greensboro. The public are invited to attend; no reservations are required, and donations will be collected at the event. We hope to see you there!

Questions can be sent to Courtney McCracken at

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PICNIC is seeded by a grant from Building Stronger Neighborhoods of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. 
Elsewhere is an artist-run, non-profit living museum, artist residency, and creative laboratory set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC. Utilizing the massive 58-year inventory, Elsewhere’s environment of art and everyday objects invokes new modes for creative response, living, doing, and exchanging in our downtown neighborhood and across the world.

Elsewhere is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ArtPlace America, The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro, the Fund for Democratic Communities, the Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, Tannenbaum Sternberger Foundation, Guilford Green Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, the Gallucci Creative Fund, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Art Matters & friends like you.


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