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Gayle Z
178 nw28 th street
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the project

The idea is to enrich the Urban Landscape by transforming chain link fences into community chalkboards.

Each chalkboard will begin with an intention or positive subject matter, a community partner and a launch plan that will encourage the chalkboard’s sustainability.

On these chalkboards, people can satisfy their need for individual expression! Children and adults alike can surround themselves with art and engage in making it. Playing and creating together builds community.


The initial funding for CHALKED UP MIAMI is provided through Our Miami Public Space Challenge.

This pilot project is premiering in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood in December 2013. Our goal is to have one chalkboard installed by Art Basel and expand to other proposed sites shortly after as time and funding allow. 

There will be an opening event, in which Miami Arts Charter, our community partner, will participate. Subsequent chalkboards will engage with different constituents in the community. 

We have six other targeted sites and currently have enough funding for the first board. The redundancy of multiple chalkboards in a single neighborhood will add to the greater cohesiveness and expression of the district itself and expand the project’s viability and impact.

the steps

  • By early December 2013, have one chalkboard installed by Art Basel and expand to other proposed sites shortly after.
  • At the same time, we will create and promote the blog, a virtual place where the community can participate beyond drawing with chalk and continue to engage in conversation. The artist or passerby can post a photograph in real time or a work in progress exploring some permanence within the impermanent nature of chalkboard expression. The blog can also serve as a way to support the projects future growth, a vehicle for necessary additional funding. 


why we're doing it

A simple chalkboard has a big purpose:

  • to enrich the urban landscape by transforming chain link fences
  • to encourage children and adults to create art and words and express themselves
  • to build a community through sharing thoughts and ideas




·     Chalk boards  (Medium density overlay, paint, fasteners)          $300

·     Rope and fasteners  $150

·     Chalk and erasers     $200

·     Galvanized metal box to keep chalk and erasers out of the weather. $90

·     Stencil and Chalk Paint for rules of engagement affixed to each board. $30

·     Post cards-Map of proposed chalkboard path.   $50

Labor and overhead

·     Fabrication labor $250

·     Installation labor $250

·     Administration and overhead $200

·     Graphics/Blog creation $250

·     Social Media Plan- Facebook page and instagram

·     Inauguration Plan - $50

·     Thank you gifts $50

Total per board $2,000

6 proposed sites $2,000 x 6 = $12,000

SUBTOTAL = $12,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $600
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $360
TOTAL TO RAISE = $12,995

RAISED = $100.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $2.86
less 3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $2.91



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  • Doreen C.