Public activation ideas welcome:

SJDA offers funding for creative ideas that activate public spaces and contribute to downtown’s uniqueness and vitality.

Past grantees of the Public Space Activation program include The Commons, Play on Words, MACLA’s Afro-Peruvian Dance Party, San Jose Jazz’s “pop-up” Boom Box and The Big Lunch.

The idea must take place outdoors in downtown San Jose, include a marketing plan and have sustainability beyond the initial grant.

The grants are made possible through the generosity of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Email sjda@sjdowntown.com to apply.