Weave-A-Dream

*Please note, the application period for 2021 funding has closed*

Weave-A-Dream 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 Weave-A-Dream Panel seeks proposals that align with the City’s efforts to:

  • Increase economic growth through skill-building, employment and entrepreneurship 
  • Expand art and culture to new audiences and participants
  • Engage, develop and inspire young people 
  • Enrich the quality of life in Savannah

Projects should engage individuals who have limited access to creative programs and should reach communities across all Aldermanic districts.

Applications are reviewed by the Weave-A-Dream 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 below. The maximum amount that can be requested is $5,000 (with a one-to-one match) and proposed projects must be produced within the City of Savannah’s corporate limits.

Applications for 2021 programming closed on October 1st, 2021. The Weave-A-Dream 2022 application period will begin in early 2022. Review 2021 program guidelines here:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public events will be on the condition of current Federal, State, and Local regulations regarding public gatherings. Approval does not indicate that an event may occur if there are active regulations prohibiting public activities and gatherings.

Please reach out to the Contracts Coordinator at scaccontracts@savannahga.gov with questions related to investment programs.

Three Women in Masks with Art Project

2020 Weave-A-Dream Recipients

2020 Weave-A-Dream contracted organizations may sign in to Neighborly by clicking here.

Morningstar Arts Creative
Morningstar Arts Creative’s Project S.M.A.R.T. (Studios Making Art & Reproduction Textiles) partnered with the Savannah African Art Museum to host virtual classes to teach participants techniques in using repurposed and recycled textiles to create fabric artworks.

Park Place Outreach
Park Place Outreach’s Frances Lowery Wilson Memorial Garden and Education Program created an opportunity for the organization’s residents to participate in the development of the memorial garden honoring the late Frances Lowery Wilson, a much beloved social work worker, that passed away in 2019. Park Place Outreach also partnered with Morningstar Arts Creative to provide educational, fabric art workshops to supplement their resident’s artistic outreach program.

Starlandia Foundation
Starlandia Foundation’s Fence Mural Project supported over 14 local artists creating murals that would beautify the fencing around construction zones in the Starland District. The artwork will be reused or put on display at various locations after the project concludes. 

TIA: Through It All 
TIA: Through It All’s Art in Civics Program sponsored youth involvement in creating art to encourage nonpartisan voter registration and awareness of the national, state, and local election process. After school hours educational programming was also supported in the Frasier Home Community. 

Whale Week
Whale Week conducted virtual programming on the importance of the State of Georgia’s Official Marine Mammal, the North Atlantic Right Whale, and the conservation of the Right Whales’ local marine habitat. The project inspired local youth to become advocates for protecting endangered species and coastal Georgia’s fragile ecosystem.