Enough Pie of Charleston, S.C., has announced the first recipients of the Community Project Grants program and is now accepting Letters of Intent for the next round of funding for projects in Charleston’s upper peninsula. Three projects have received grants for implementation in April and May:
– Chicora Place Community Garden Vista-gram: Residents and volunteers will create planters using found materials and take part in a community photography project to document the process. The photographs will be mounted as a collage in the garden’s gazebo, serving as an educational tool to promote the garden’s features and events.
– Eastside Poetry Box & Slam: Community members are invited to submit original poems through a drop-box at the John L. Dart library to be considered for a poetry slam event at the library in May. Winners will also have their work published on the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts website.
– Hop, Skip and a Jump: Two mosaic hopscotch boards will be built for the upper peninsula, transforming public spaces into artistic play-spaces. The boards will be created by a local artist as well as community volunteers in a series of events, the first of which was the March 22 Pop-up in the Park at Romney Street Mini Park.
Letters of Intent for the next cycle of Community Project Grants are due April 23 and must be completed through the online portal, available at www.enoughpie.org/grants.
With maximum funds of $1,000 per grant, Enough Pie funds high-impact, low-cost projects for the upper peninsula with arts and culture at the core. The Community Project Grants are limited to individuals only (no organizations please). All ages are welcome to apply. There is no application fee. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.