Gobioff Foundation Treasure Tampa

2018 Treasure Tampa Grant Cycle Now Open

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The Gobioff Foundation has opened their second annual Treasure Tampa (T2) grant cycle. This creative placemaking grant provides up to $30,000 for a project or projects that meet criteria and take place within the City of Tampa or the neighborhoods served by the University Area Community Development Corporation.

2016 Gobioff Foundation's Treasure Tampa T2 event.
2016 Gobioff Foundation’s Treasure Tampa T2 event.

The University Area CDC won for its Art in the Park proposal during the first T2 cycle. It created dynamic art installations in Harvest Hope Park with community residents taking the lead on the creation of the work that was facilitated by artists. Partners included WMNF-FM who produced monthly resident engagement events and 83 Degrees Media with onsite resident interviews that showcased the Prodigy Cultural Arts program and engaged in community dialogue about the socio-economic impact and history of arts in the University Area. An event that recapped results of the 2017 grant had to be cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, however, the presentation slides for that information session are now available along with details about applying at TreasureTampa.org.

Upcoming Dates


  • Creativity: The heart of the project must be art, creativity, artists, or culture.
  • Community:  The community impacted by the project must be involved either in the design, creation, or implementation of the project.
  • Collaboration:  The project will be a multi-sector partnership between the public, private, or non-profit sectors.  A minimum of two sectors are expected to be involved in the project.
  • Region:  The project must happen within the City of Tampa (Tampa Map) or the neighborhood served by the University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC Map).


Creative Placemaking: A City Community Partnership will take place Sept. 29, 4-6:30 pm. There will be a keynote presentation by Eyenga Bokamba, Intermedia Arts, and Gülgün Kayim, City of Minneapolis’ Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program, followed by a panel discussion about creative placemaking in Tampa. Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis’ Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program have partnered for four years on developing an asset based approach to creative placemaking that begins with city and  community collaboration.  Their collaboration has produced Creative CityMaking, an innovative program that creates new intersections between city systems and community-engaged policymaking, planning and practices.

Keynote presentation will be followed by a panel discussion about creative placemaking in Tampa moderated by Liz Dimmitt, founder and Managing Partner of The Culture Fixx an agency specializing in cultural and creative placemaking strategies to drive economics, audience and conversation.

Panelists include:
Robin Nigh – Manager,  Art Programs, City of Tampa
Sarah Combes – Executive Director, University Area Community Development Corp. 
Josué Robles Caraballo – Research Faculty in Architecture and Urban Design, University of South Florida School of Architecture & Community Design

This event is FREE but requires RSVP.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 29 – Presentation 4:00 pm-5:30 pm with networking 5:30-6:30 pm

WHERE: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, 700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

COST: This event is FREE but requires RSVP


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