Q: When you say this grant must impact the “neighborhood,” do you mean the Findlay Market crowd, the neighbors in Over-the-Rhine, or the tourists that come during weekends?
A: The way you consider "neighborhood" will vary depending on the idea and its intended impact. Some project ideas will focus on impacting our Findlay Market neighbors and/or local business owners, while others may be geared towards new visitors to the area. Either way, considering who your project is intended to impact should ultimately effect the way the idea takes shape. We have a motto here at People's Liberty: In all things, inclusive.
Q: Can you submit more than one proposal?
A: You can only submit one proposal under your name and address. If we see you submitted more than one, you will be disqualified. Sorry. That being said, you are allowed to submit one idea under your name and also be a team member for another proposal.
Q: I’m a business owner but my project idea has nothing to do with my business. Is that ok?
A: Absolutely. As long as your business is not directly profiting from you receiving this grant. Your proposal idea must be detached from your existing business.
Q: Are there stipulations when the storefront cannot be open?
A: Technically speaking, no. People’s Liberty's hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 9am–5pm, so the storefront can always be open during those times. On the weekends, you can make your own hours; you have keys to the space. Findlay Market has the most traffic Thursdays–Sundays.
Q: Could my installation be self-sustained or monitored through an online device?
A: No. You should be in your space during your hours of operations. Past grantees have hired interns, part-time and full-time staff for certain days to cover shifts. It is important you are present, since the goal is for you to engage with the community.
Q: How much construction is allowed when designing in the space?
A: Almost everything is allowed. Things that aren’t allowed: wheatpasting, wallpaper on any surfaces, or painting directly on the floor. You can bypass these restrictions by: installing sheets of plywood and adding wallpaper/wheatpaste to the plywood or using temporary wallpaper or vinyl. If you have more questions about what you can/cannot do in the space, schedule a 1-on-1 with us.
Q: Would you value frequency (number of visitors) or impact (on the audience)?
A: We would value Impact over numbers. High traffic is great, but if you impact only a couple of people at a time that will matter. Programming the space is a key part of the Globe Grant. Aim for a proposal with the capacity to engage a wide array of people.