2018 Tampa Downtown Special Service District (SSD) Grant

Public Space Activation Grant Program


The purpose of the Tampa Downtown Public Space Activation Grant Program is to create unique, publicly accessible activations in the public realm. The proposed projects must enhance the downtown experience via the arts and/or social good.

Activation: the act of enhancing the public realm through sensory experiences (ie: art, color, sound, food, play)

What Can the Grant Funds Be Used For:

The project must be publicly accessible activations in the public realm or ground level, publicly accessible space. The grant may be used for design, labor, materials, and/or permitting fees related to projects that meet one or all of the following criteria:

  • Relation to the arts
  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Mission/purpose
  • Relation to Downtown Tampa
  • Accessibility
  • Playfulness
  • Environmental Impact


Event must take place within the Special Services District (see map below)

2018 Application:

Please download the 2018 Public Space Activation Grant here.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashly Anderson at or call 813.221.3686