Osborn Plaza by Youth of BCJC, Youth Design Center , N Carlos Jay
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
614 Beautiful seeks to beautify communities through vibrant, neighborhood-driven solutions that address issues of equity and enable greater connectivity within the neighborhood.
In addition to activating spaces and creating places, the program aims to encourage dialogue amongst neighbors, local businesses, and organizations, and promote creativity and ingenuity in strategies that support all within Columbus.
MEET OUR 2023 AWARDEES
Thank you to all of the organizations who submitted a proposal for 614 Beautiful Year 2. We are excited to share our newest round of awardees for this cycle. Learn more about the projects by clicking an image below.
We also invite you to gather your team, developing your ideas, and meeting with your community and stay tuned for program updates in 2024!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Project ideas/implementation must be community driven, meaning, applicants must be teams of residents and/or local organizations. Additionally, as ideas are implemented with neighborhood buy-in, project volunteers must come from the community.
TYPES OF IMPROVEMENTS
Right-of-Way Improvements (i.e. sidewalk activation, transit oriented improvements)
Public Art (i.e. murals, banners, sculptures)
Located in the City of Columbus Corporation limits, preferably in an opportunity neighborhood.
In publicly accessible locations, to accommodate a variety of users.
Grants of up to $15,000* are available to eligible projects.
While matching funds are not required, additional support to maximize impact are encouraged.
*Proposals may be granted less than requested at the discretion of the jury
DATES TO KNOW
Stay Tuned for Updates in 2024!
HOW TO GET STARTED
Have an idea that will beautify and bring your community together? Great ideas don't need a timeline, so here are a few ways you can begin planning your project.
MAKE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Engage in conversations with neighbors and community organizations about an idea.
START TO BUDGET FOR
Start compiling a list of items for improvements to understand costs of your project.
LOOK INTO LOGISTICS
Some projects will require approval from local government or property owners. Learn more with a preliminary review.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have!