Today's the day! 2015 Project Grantees for Fall have been picked and we are excited to introduce you to this great group of innovators. They signed their contracts today and are getting ready to start their projects... after a round of Holtman's Donuts.
Introducing the 2015 Fall Project Grantees:
Grantee: Kailah Ware
Project Name: One Degree Seperation
One Degree Separation is an interactive mobile installation highlighting Cincinnati and the people who live there. Through the use of audio and visual components, this large-scale project will both ask and answer the question “What do you love about Cincinnati?”
Grantee: Adam Gelter & Andrea Kern
Project Name: A Sharing Solution
A Sharing Solution will leverage the power of the “sharing economy” to enable a bold civic solution. The project will engage local businesses, institutions, and public spaces in Over-the-Rhine with those who live, work, and play in the neighborhood in a way never before attempted. The result promises to get people talking about more than the weather.
Grantee: Gregory Norman & Kathye Lewis
Project Name: Let's Dance
Some know Music Hall’s ballroom as "Trianon" or the "Topper Club." Fewer remember that when African Americans held events there, the ballroom's name changed to "Greystone." Let’s Dance is a way to reinvigorate that legacy, starting with 5th and 6th graders in South Avondale, instilling a sense of pride and confidence through the use of ballroom dancing.
Grantee: Kevin Wright & Joe Nickol
Project Name: N.O.M.
The Neighborhood Ownership Manual (NOM) is a step-by-step guide to real estate development and public space activation in pioneering locations and emerging markets. NOM aims to empower community stakeholders to activate their public spaces, thereby creating the demand for additional and ongoing development.
Grantee: Amy Scarpello & Abby Cornelius
Project Name: Plop!
Plop! will bring an added element of engagement and fun to public spaces around the region through the creation and temporary installation of giant 15-foot bean bags. Imagine massive bean bags in a city park, along a bike path, outside a library branch, or inside the lobby of a government building. Let the fun begin!
Grantee: Janet Creekmore, Ben Neal & Melissa Mitchell
Project Name: POPP=D'ART
POPP=D'ART will convert a 1963 Rainbow caravan travel trailer into a tiny mobile art gallery. This project will provide the community with an introduction to affordable art in unexpected places, while also serving to elevate exposure
and recognition for up and coming local artists.
Grantee: Nate May
Project Name: State
State will foster interest and understanding of the Appalachian experience through a series of performances featuring MUSE, MyCincinnati, singer Kate Wakefield, and other local musicians, that will center around the premiere of an oratorio about Appalachian migration to Cincinnati.
Grantee: Josiah Wolf, Liz Wolf & Matt Kotlarczyk
Project Name: The Solar System
The Solar System will build on the history of the Cincinnati Observatory and the Wolff Planetarium to create and install a scaled outdoor model of our solar system for permanent display in a public setting. The massive scale of this installation will uniquely create an awareness of the vastness of space.
Row One: Casey Ruschman, Brendon Cull, Elisabeth Hodges, Jay Becker
Row Two: Jerrie Kumalah, Jose Guerra, Kathy Wade, Katie Meyer
Row Three: Michael Coffey,Rob Daumeyer, Shakila Ahmad, Tammy Riddle