Revere Receives Creative Arts Grant
January 23, 2020
Mayor Brian M. Arrigo announced this week that the City is a recipient of a $40,000 MassDevelopment Creative Catalyst grant for the Summer Night Series at Sandler Square. The grant will fund a summer-long series of market events at Sandler Square, which will activate the public plaza, promote Shirley Avenue’s diverse business community, and support the development of local creative and culinary entrepreneurs.
“I applaud the diligent efforts of our staff for being one of the eleven organizations selected for this highly competitive grant” said Mayor Arrigo. “This funding will help foster Revere’s local creative economy, and revitalize this public plaza for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
MassDevelopment’s TDI Creative Catalyst Grant program is a competitive grant program through which organizations can apply for grants ranging from $20,000 to $40,000 to support projects that enhance local arts and cultural infrastructure. This round of awards includes funding to support public art, community theatres, public markets and gardens, artist spaces, and more.
“MassDevelopment is pleased to offer this funding through the first round of TDI Creative Catalyst Grant awards, which will empower Gateway City stakeholders to revitalize underused spaces, build community, and advance their neighborhoods as regional centers of arts and culture,” said MassDevelopment President and CEO Lauren Liss.
The Open Air Night Market Pilot aims to transform this underutilized public plaza into a bustling space for emerging creative and culinary entrepreneurs, merchants, and community members. The city will use grant funds for staffing, project overhead, and tactical installations to support this project.