Please note: The deadline to submit an application for the Weave-A-Dream program was November 13, 2018. Applications are no longer being accepted for 2018. 

Arts, Culture, & Historical Resources Department has issued a call for proposals for the 2018 Weave-A-Dream (WAD) program.  WAD is a flexible project-based program that aims to encourage small and emerging organizations and creative individuals to propose specific, innovative programming—programming that strengthens, diversifies, and expands Savannah’s creative sector.

The Cultural Affairs Commission’s WAD Panel seeks proposals that reestablish and preserve vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods and/or present cultural and art projects designed specifically for youth.  Projects should engage individuals who have limited access to creative programs and should reach communities encompassing across all aldermanic districts.

Applications are reviewed by the WAD Panel who consider the project’s artistic merit, quality of design, quality of marketing strategy, and plan for assessing the project’s success.  To be eligible for consideration, applicants must provide matching funds as outlined in the Guidelines. The maximum request is $2,000. Proposed projects must be produced within the City of Savannah’s corporate limits.


Applications must be submitted at least seven weeks prior to the start date of the project.  Applications will be accepted March through November 13th of 2018 (while funds are available).  Selected projects must be completed prior to December 31, 2018.


Prior to starting an application, please contact Rebecca Brown (912-651-6760; rbrown02@savannahga.gov) to review if the proposal meets the minimum requirements. 

Technical assistance is available to applying organizations and individuals. Please contact Rebecca Brown (912-651-6760; emailrbrown02@savannahga.gov).

The WAD Application and Guidelines are available below:



Narrative Form

Press Release

Review Criteria