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New Placemaking Grant Seeks Creative Projects to Activate Downtown Public Spaces

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With a focus on enhancing community events and activations, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has launched a new grant opportunity.


up to $5k grant for creative projects and activities


great idea needed to make a difference in downtown Pittsburgh

Downtown should be a place that has something for everyone. To make it that way, we want to hear from you! The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has launched a new Downtown Placemaking Grant to encourage Pittsburghers to utilize and program our public spaces through community-focused events and activations. Local individuals, non-profit organizations and civic groups are all encouraged to apply for $1,000 - $5,000 grants for creative projects and activities that help us create vibrant and welcoming experiences in places around the Golden Triangle. 

"We recognize the transformative power of placemaking and know it can be a little intimidating to do that Downtown,” said PDP President and CEO Jeremy Waldrup. “This initiative is a unique call to action for anyone who has an idea and is invested in shaping our Downtown through experiences that inspire, connect and enrich the lives of all who live, work and visit our city.”

This grant opportunity is open to both experienced and new creative minds who are passionate about Downtown Pittsburgh and our community. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, allowing for projects to be implemented throughout the year. To apply, candidates should complete the online form at the link below. Successful projects will help us find new ways to make Downtown fun, entertaining and engaging. We look forward to hearing from you!


Apply Now for the PDP Downtown Placemaking Grant:



About the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is a dynamic, nonprofit organization comprised of business and community leaders, property owners, civic organizations, foundations and residents who provide energy, vision and advocacy for Downtown Pittsburgh. Working collaboratively with its partners, the PDP strives to create a positive Downtown experience for residents, workers and visitors alike. The PDP’s strategic initiatives include clean and safe services, transportation, and economic development and advocacy. For more information, visit www.DowntownPittsburgh.com, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/downtownpitt and “like” us on Facebook.


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