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City requests proposals for new Archives’ residency program
SAVANNAH (July 12) — The City’s Municipal Archives announces the 2023-2024 Savannah Community Memory Project (SCMP) Residency - a program that offers a new opportunity for residents to tell Savannah’s story in their own voices. One resident or resident team will be selected to share and preserve the unique history of a specific Savannah community through community engagement, youth engagement and educational elements.
The residency’s goal is to enhance the SCMP by bringing new perspectives and a targeted approach to the collection, documentation, and distribution of community memory and history.
There is a pre-bid meeting scheduled on Friday, July 28 at 2:00pm at the Floyd Adams, Jr. Complex, those interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to come though it is not mandatory.
More details about the residency request for proposals and the submission portal are available at savannahga.gov/SCMPResidency. The portal will close on Tuesday, September 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Background: The Savannah Community Memory Project’s purpose is to let our residents tell their own histories in their own voices, preserve that knowledge in the Municipal Archives, and ensure it is accessible to current and future generations of residents and City staff, so we can continue to improve Savannah and make it a more equitable thriving community