Announcing Mini-Grants for October 9 2011 CicLAvia

August 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm 6 comments

Capoeira circle at San Francisco's Sunday Streets CicLAvia-type event

updated: new deadline September 8th! Do you dance, perform, sing, play, paint, step, rap, drum, mime, or _____ ? You may be interested in applying for a CicLAvia mini-grant. The CicLAvia mini-grant program is intended to foster a more fun and festive atmosphere, and to help CicLAvia participants slow down and enjoy the open streets. CicLAvia will be awarding approximately ten $500 grants to individuals or organizations to produce activities in and along the Sunday October 9th 2011 CicLAvia route (map).

East Side Bike Club made this calavera float, pulled by bike, at L.A.'s 2010 CicLAvia

To apply, you’ll need to submit a muy simple one-page application, due 12noon on Tuesday September 6th 2011. extended! Thursday September 8th 2011. Don’t send more than one page – or else! CicLAvia mini-grant detailed rules here. Grantees will be notified by October September 15th 2011. If you have questions, enter them in the comments below.

Mini-grant activities can take many shapes – use your creativity! Just a few possible examples: capoeira circle, stepping, mariachi, roller-skate parade of masks, dance performance, marching band, bike art, taiko drumming, square dance, jumpstyle, dodge-ball, cumbia, architecture walking tour, Civil War re-enactment, solar DJ, political rally, face-painting or whatever you think! Surprise us.

Sand castle competition at NYC Sunday Streets CicLAvia-type event - photo via Streetsblog NYC, flickr bitchcakes

If you don’t receive a mini-grant and you still want to perform before tens of thousands of Angelenos – go for it!

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. patgriffit  |  August 25, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Apply by September 6th 2011. Grantees will be notified by October 15th, 2011?

    • 2. Joe Linton  |  August 25, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      ooops… grantees will be notified by September 15th. Thanks for catching our error!

  • 3. East Side Riders  |  August 31, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    hi Joe as our organization would like to take credit for the ghost bike we cant.. the bike was done by East Side Bike Club in East L.A.. thanks ESRBC

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