In 2023, we hosted some fantastic events at Winter Garden Plaza. For music, we hosted Third Thursday concert series and the Whirlybird Music & Arts Festival. We were also able to partner with Jamestown Pride, Jamestown Juneteenth, and the YWCA for programming in the plaza. We are looking forward to 2024 and hope to host all of these events and more!
Vibrant downtowns have a range of events, big and small, that draw visitors and local residents to enjoy community assets, patronize local businesses, and add vitality to public spaces. To stimulate new and better events in downtown Jamestown, the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has up to $10,000 available in 2024 to support the implementation of events that make Jamestown a more interesting and dynamic place.
How to apply for support:
To request support for your event, submit a short proposal outlining the following:
· Description: Summarize the event, including proposed location(s), date(s), and activities. Is it a new event, or are you planning to expand or improve an existing event? Do the organizers have event planning experience?
· Budget: Outline anticipated expenses and revenues. What share of the event’s expenses would be covered by a JRC grant? (Note: the share should be less than 100%)
· Partners: Describe organizations or businesses that will assist with implementing and promoting the event. How does the event build positive connections between community assets, businesses, and other Jamestown events?
· Benefit: How will the event contribute to a more vibrant downtown or riverfront? What is the goal for attendance or participation?
Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis until all funds are committed. Please e-mail your proposal, or send questions to Frank Besse at Frank@jamestownrenaissance.org.
Take a look at some great pictures of Whirlybird 2023 from John Raczynski Photography.