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Creative Greensboro Neighborhood Residency

  • Friday, April 30, 2021


This program offers an opportunity for neighborhoods to broaden and diversify arts opportunities through artist-led and community informed participatory programming that occurs close to home. The program is a direct response to strategies articulated in Greensboro’s Cultural Arts Plan

The Neighborhood Arts: Residency Program is made possible by the City of Greensboro US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Additional support is provided by Creative Greensboro, and the Parks and Recreation, Libraries and Museum, and Transportation departments. 

This program will first be implemented in neighborhoods identified for reinvestment in the Housing GSO plan -- Dudley HeightsGlenwood, and Kings Forest. Future cycles of this program may offer the opportunity to expand the geographic reach to additional neighborhoods.

Current Opportunities: Call for Artists or Arts Organizations

Creative Greensboro will contract with one Residency Partner for each Residency Neighborhood. Partners must have experience using the visual arts (at a minimum, painting) to lead community programs. Residency Partner proposals will be accepted from:

  • Greensboro-based creative individuals,
  • Unincorporated groups of Greensboro-based creative individuals (a team of artists with a single lead applicant),
  • Or Greensboro-based nonprofit arts organizations.

Residency Partners must:

  • Offer a variety of arts-based community engagement programming throughout the six-month residency period at times and locations conducive to achieve desired participation from neighborhood members. Programming may include classes, exhibitions, presentations, installations, and more through a combination of planned activities and organic pop-up style events. While the number, size, and scope of programs may vary, it is expected that at least two programming opportunities will be offered during each month of the residency period.
  • Organize, design, and lead a culminating neighborhood-based mural installation that is informed by the people and place where the residency occurs. This project must meet the criteria of the Neighborhood Arts: Mural Program and will be permitted by and receive additional support from Creative Greensboro and the Department of Transportation. 

The City will provide:

  • Up to $22,500 to support residency related costs including, but not limited to, time, space, and materials for community engaged programming and culminating mural project that occurs during the residency period and within the focus neighborhood. Payment(s) will be made on a reimbursement basis upon the submission of invoices/receipts, as relevant. 
  • No cost use of space, on an as available basis, at Libraries, Recreation Centers, and Parks located within the Residency Neighborhood. Residency partner will be responsible for exploring and coordinating these uses with appropriate staff at each site. Creative Greensboro staff are available to assist. 
  • Priority access to the Neighborhood Arts: Mural Program for no-cost permitting of culminating project installation.  

2021 Residency Timeline

  • April 30: Proposals from interested Residency Partners due by 5 pm. Proposals must be summitted online using the link below.
  • May 21: Notification to Residency Partners
  • June 1 through November 30: Residency activities

The CVA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our Federal Tax ID# is 56-6083717.  

The CVA is in the downtown Greensboro Cultural Center  /    200 North Davie Street, Box 13   /   Greensboro   /   North Carolina   /   27401

336-333-7475    /      info@mycvagreensboro.org

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