Little Berlin will transform an unused, empty East Kensington lot into a community accessible outdoor visual art and performance space, thanks to a $10,000 two-year grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.
The Little Berlin Fairgrounds project will include a sculpture garden with art installations made by local artists. In addition Little Berlin will organize cultural events such as film screenings, artist's fairs, performances, and children's workshops. Little Berlin will collaborate with other local organizations and entities to provide diverse programming that caters to the desires and needs of the community, and seeks to create a sense of ownership and pride among the local residents. A strong emphasis will be placed on sustainable green energy, recycling resources and re-use of materials.
The conditions of the Knight Foundation grant require us to raise matching funds. At the moment we are exploring our funding options so we can get started on this project!