Northeast Shores Wins Art Place Funding for Ballot Box Project
Residents and neighborhood stakeholders will be deciding how a $200,000 grant from Art Place will be spent on neighborhood art projects. The community will vote on their favorite projects, a process known as participatory budgeting (PB). PB is a different way to manage public money, and to engage people in government. This grant will give community members a say in how funds will be spent to revitalize the neighborhood.
Not only will people have a say in which projects are selected, they will become more engaged in the community. Northeast Shores is partnering with Arts and Democracy, a national leader in PB, as well as Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, and Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates (NOVA) to promote voter registration.
This is the second time Northeast Shores Development Corporation has received a grant from Art Place, with an influx in Collinwood totaling $700,000.