2019 Weave-A-Dream Investment Program Available for Innovative, Creative Cultural & Arts Projects

The Cultural Resources Department is now accepting proposals for the 2019 Weave-A-Dream (WAD) program. WAD 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 WAD Panel seeks proposals that reestablish and preserve vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods and/or present cultural and art projects designed specifically for youth. Projects should engage individuals who have limited access to creative programs and should reach communities encompassing across all aldermanic districts.

Applications are reviewed by the WAD 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 $3,000 (with a one-to-one match) and proposed projects must be produced within the City of Savannah’s corporate limits.

Applications must be submitted at least seven weeks prior to the start date of the project and will be accepted through November 8th of 2019 (while funds are available). Selected projects must be completed prior to December 31, 2019.

Technical assistance is available to applying organizations and individuals. Prior to starting an application, please contact Rebecca Brown (912-651-6760; rbrown02@savannahga.gov) to review whether the proposal meets the minimum requirements. 

The WAD Application and Guidelines are available below:

Press Release

Review Criteria




Narrative Form

Budget Template