Here we go! The panels have met and the decision(s) have been made. Our team is excited to welcome the first cohort of project grantees to the team. (Sadly, none of them are named Brad*.)
Grantee: Giancomo Ciminello
Project: Spaced Invaders
This outdoor, interactive installation will feature a projection-mapped video game intended to activate abandoned spaces once occupied by buildings.
Grantee: Anne Delano Steinert
Project: Look Here!
This site-specific public history exhibition will take place on the streets of Over-the-Rhine, showcasing 50 historic photographs, allowing viewers to compare the past and present cityscapes.
Grantee: Quiera Levy-Smith
Neighborhood: Paddock Hills
Project Name: Black Dance is Beautiful
This cultural event is designed to showcase diversity in Cincinnati dance, as well as encourage youth to pursue their passions and break down barriers.
Grantees: Alyssa McClanahan & John Blatchford
Project: Kunst: Build Art
This quarterly, magazine will feature ongoing and future redevelopment projects of historic buildings in Cincinnati.
Grantee: Mark Mussman
Project Name: Creative App Project
This project will certify up to twenty Cincinnati residents, from a broad range of backgrounds, during a three-month Android App Developers series.
Grantee: Daniel Schleith
(& Nate Wessel & *Brad Thomas)
Neighborhood: Price Hill
This project will provide low-cost, real-time arrival signs for the Metro bus system, providing all riders access to real-time transit information.
*Okay, you caught us. Brad Thomas is working as a partner on the Metro*Now team. One. More. Brad!
Grantee: Nancy Sunnenberg
Neighborhood: Golf Manor
Project: Welcome to Cincinnati
This new tool is designed to effectively welcome newcomers to their community by connecting them with local organizations, businesses and civic opportunities.
Grantees: Maija Zummo & Colleen Sullivan
Project: Made in Cincinnati (MiC)
This curated, online marketplace will encourage citizens to "shop local" by showcasing products created by Cincinnati's best makers and artisans.
Spring Project Grantees were selected by a community panel, comprised of area creative, business and civic talent. All project proposals were scored based on feasibility, novelty [specific to Greater Cincinnati] and projected community impact. A huge thank-you to this cycle's panelists, listed below:
Community Panel, Row 1:
Albert Pyle, The Mercantile Library
Chad Munitz, Towne Properties
Cinnamon Pelly, Community Builders
Jon Powell, Procter & Gamble
Community Panel, Row 2:
Laura Trujillo, (formerly) Cincinnati Enquirer
Naashom Marx, NKY Chamber of Commerce
Rea Waldon, Urban League of Cincinnati
Richard Young, North Limestone Community Development Corporation
Community Panel, Row 3:
Tracy Walker, Musician
Roxanne Qualls, Xavier University
Sean Rugless, African American Chamber of Commerce
Jon Harmon, Office of Council Member Chris Seelbach