Weave-A-Dream is a flexible project-based program that aims to encourage small and emerging and small nonprofit organizations to propose specific, innovative programming—programming that strengthens, diversifies, and expands Savannah’s creative sector.

The Cultural Affairs Commission’s Weave-A-Dream Panel seeks proposals that align with the City’s efforts to:

  • Increase economic growth through skill-building, employment and entrepreneurship 
  • Expand art and culture to new audiences and participants
  • Engage, develop and inspire young people 
  • Enrich the quality of life in Savannah

Projects should engage individuals who have limited access to creative programs and should reach communities across all Aldermanic districts.

Applications are reviewed by the Weave-A-Dream 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 $5,000 (with a one-to-one match) and proposed projects must be produced within the City of Savannah’s corporate limits.

Review 2023 program guidelines here:

Information Session:

Next Info Session TBD. In the meantime, please watch the recording of the info session presented on February 2 below, or on Vimeo here.

New users must create an account in Neighborly to access the Weave-A-Dream application and returning users may log in by clicking here. 
Review the Neighborly login instructions here.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public events will be on the condition of current Federal, State, and Local regulations regarding public gatherings. Approval does not indicate that an event may occur if there are active regulations prohibiting public activities and gatherings.

2022 Weave-A-Dream Recipients

Hello Neightbor Tatemville with artist 2021

Chosen for the Arts
Program: 1st Annual Juneteenth Fina Arts Festival

Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club
Program: Out of Africa Masks, an Art & Culture Project

Gordonston Park Preservation Association, Inc. 
Program: Gordonston Art Fair 

Savannah Jewish Federation / Jewish Education Alliance (JEA)
Program: Savannah Community Holocaust Remembrance Program and Outreach

Keepers of the Flame Foundation, Inc.
Program: Reframing Beauty through Photography