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Fractionated Light

Dan Sayer, Brooke Moore's father, helps put up an art installation of her acrylic piece "Fractionated Light" along North 27th Street on Thursday.

Big Sky Economic Development is accepting applications for its 2019 Space2Place creative placemaking micro-grants. Creative placemaking involves creating or enhancing community assets to improve the beauty, vibrancy and livability of our public areas.

Groups, organizations and individuals within Yellowstone County are encouraged to develop and submit their ideas for how they can transform a public space in Yellowstone County into a beautiful, lively and welcoming place. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded.

According to a press release from Big Sky EDA, grants were awarded to six outstanding projects in 2018: “Fractionated Light” art installation at North 27th Street and Second Avenue North, “Grassland” under SkyPoint, the Billings Depot pocket park, Montana Audubon Center, SCRaP and YRPA’s Blue Creek fishing access site.

Grant applications are due by Wednesday, March 13. Winners will be notified by April 12. The awards will be presented publicly on April 25 at the Better Off in Billings event at the Pub Station. All awarded projects must be completed by Sept. 30, 2019.

Additional information, including grant guidelines and the application form, are available online at bigskyeconomicdevelopment.org/community-development/space2place.

For more information on Space2Place grants, contact Big Sky EDA’s Community Development Team by calling 256-6871, or go to bigskyeda.org.

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