Ends on October 1, 2017

Project Description:

We Art Lindsey Street is an initiative made possible through the partnership of Norman Arts Council, Norman Public Arts Board, Institute for Quality Communities, Norman Chamber of Commerce, Norman Economic Development Coalition and Visit Norman aimed to support Lindsey Street and surrounding area businesses that have struggled through major, ongoing road construction affecting both the interstate exit and the street itself.

Many have lost upwards of 50% of their normal business, and We Art Lindsey Street hopes to provide a boost in sales and patronization through a series of pop-up art events, installations and projects that will run from December 2016 through October 2017. Artists are encouraged to apply for grants of $1,000 that can be used for materials, equipment and compensation for time and skill in putting together mobile art events and works that will attract attention and traffic to the area.

Artist Eligibility:

Artists wishing to submit a project for We Art Lindsey Street Funding must either:

  • Have attended the We Art Lindsey Street workshop OR
  • Have shown/performed at MAINSITE Contemporary Art since 2011.

Projects must take place in the Lindsey Street area between I-35 and Berry Road or on the cross streets just off Lindsey Street. Projects can occur outdoors, indoors, on public property, or on private property. If the project is on or in private property, proof of collaboration with the business will be required.

Other items to consider in project proposal (not required, but one or more of these as part of the project will make a stronger proposal):

  • Collaboration with area businesses is encouraged!
  • Community engagement is encouraged!
  • An event, public activity, arts education opportunity is encouraged!


Projects can occur between December 2016 and November 2017. Proposal will be considered on an on-going basis as long as funds are available.

Awards: Selected projects will receive a maximum award of $1,000.

Selection Process: Project proposals will be considered as they are submitted. There is no deadline to submit and awards will be contingent on available funds.  A selection committee composed of Lindsey Street stakeholders and Norman Arts Council representatives will review proposals.

Upon project approval, the artist(s) will be required to sign a contract with the Norman Arts Council and will be required to submit a final report at the end of the project.

Be prepared to upload the following:

  • Project Proposal Narrative - include information on proposed location, timeframe, any collaborators, community engagement, and/or events or arts education to support project.
  • Project Budget - should indicate the amount of money you are requesting (not to exceed $1,000), exactly how the funds will be used, additional funds required and where those funds will come from. 
  • Examples of past work that you feel support your ability to successfully carry out proposed project
  • CV

For questions, contact:

Erinn Gavaghan

Executive Director, Norman Arts Council



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