Project Info


In 2015, The PauseLab received a grant that provides funds for community members to allocate towards arts projects and programs using a PB inspired process we are calling Be-Cville. Starting in the fall of 2016, residents of Charlottesville’s Strategic Investment Area (SIA) will be asked to submit ideas for ways to improve their neighborhood(s) and then, as a community, review those ideas. Next, local artists will be asked to develop proposals based on the resident-submitted ideas. Once finalized, proposals will then be presented to the neighborhood in the spring of 2017, and residents will vote on which ideas they want to see become reality. After this initial year, our hope is to continue Be-Cville on an annual basis, connecting the project with other community and civic development projects to make sure residents have a role deciding the future of their city.