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We've got a new enewsletter. (You can self-subscribe on our contact page, just scroll down nearer the bottom.) Here's a transcript of that enewsletter, with great information about the Research RFP reminders and resources.

Proposals for the Research Phase RFP are due Friday April 5th by 10pm.  You've got just about two weeks!  

As you are putting your proposal together, please utilize the following resources:

The full RFP, including budget worksheets and Juror Criteria can be viewed on our website.  If you're looking to jumpstart the historical perspective of your project proposal, you may want to make some time to speak with a Resident Specialist. If you want to learn more about what East Lawrence folks have said in Listening Sessions -- things such as what kind of art is wanted and not wanted, what challenges face East Lawrence, etc -- click through the Listening Sessions pages.  

If you have questions as you are working on your proposal, you can ask a team member by email, or meet with one of us during our office hours -- Wednesdays 5:30-6 in one of the study rooms at the Lawrence Public Library.  If half an hour isn't long enough, a member of the team can be available by appointment.

There's also another RFP Info Session scheduled for Saturday March 30th, 1:30pm, Meeting Room A at the Lawrence Public Library.  

There will be one more opportunity, after this Research RFP, to submit art for the Rebuilding East Ninth Project.  RFP 2, Pathways, will be available on Monday March 25th.  Proposals for RFP 2 will be due Friday May 10th.  

What's the difference between the Research RFP and the Pathways RFP?  Good question!

The Research Phase, and projects selected for it, should be all about looking back, illuminating, and/or celebrating the history, culture, economy and social fabric of East Lawrence. The Pathways Phase is about looking forward toward the future of East Lawrence.  Projects selected for Pathways, ideally, would be informed by projects and information in the Research Phase and model new strategies for inclusive co-design, equitable planning and open communication. Please reference the Rebuilding East Ninth Together document for more detailed information about the parts of the project.

Mandy Enfield, Project Facilitator 9thstreetmandy@gmail.comAlex Olson, Lawrence Arts Center Coordinator, alex@lawrenceartscenter.orgLane Eisenbart and KT Walsh, ELNA Coordinators, elnaeastninth@gmail.comRFPs to

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