One Nation One Project GNV

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1. What is One Nation One Project?

One Nation One Project (ONOP) is a national initiative with Gainesville and eight other U.S. cities. The goal of ONOP is to use the arts and culture to promote community healing and well-being. This project unites artists, local governments and community health providers.

In January 2022, the City Commission recognized youth gun violence as a local issue. This issue has worsened in the aftermath of the pandemic. For this reason, the City Commission decided to:
  1. Apply to take part in One Nation One Project.
  2. Put two percent of the city’s American Rescue Plan Act funds ($648,172) towards art and culture activities. These art and culture activities aim to address youth violence.
Gainesville has now joined One Nation One Project. This project is part of a three-phase process. It begins with engaging the community, and collaborating on art and cultural programming.
The city has created a youth steering committee to engage local affected youth. The city has also engaged community members in the field of health, youth services and the arts.

Phase One:
  • Call for projects will be launching in March 2023
  • Small-Scale Arts & Wellness Projects funded up to $5,000
  • Engage community members to come to these events to share their ideas on how Phase Two of the project will look

Phase Two:
  • Projects will be larger in nature in partnership with other community institutions
  • Projects are lead by the information gathered in Phase One
  • Applications for Phase Two will be open in Fall 2023
  • The awarded projects will run until Summer 2024

Phase Three:
  • A large coordinated community event to showcase the work done in Phase One and Two
  • Hosted in Summer 2024

2. Phase One Community Listening Activity Application 

Are you interested in leading a project for One Nation One Project GNV? 

The Phase One Community Listening Activity Application is now open. Please submit applications online:

Community Listening Activity Application

The application will close at 11:59 p.m. on April 30.

We welcome projects up to $5000 that serve both of the following purposes:

  • Support youth engagement in arts and cultural programs and events.
  • Promote well-being and reduce youth gun violence.
Follow these instructions to apply:
  1. Review the application questions(PDF, 259KB) and budget template(PDF, 402KB).
  2. When you are ready to apply online, have all necessary information with you. You will not be able to save and continue your application later.
  3. Please complete all questions. Incomplete applications are invalid.

Please note that we will only accept one application per organization.

If you have questions please contact us via email at:

3. How will local artists, mental health practitioners, and community organizations be able to get involved?

The city is partnering with artists, mental health practitioners and community organizations. Some of the partnership opportunities include:

Lead a Community Listening Activity through Phase 1.
The goal of these activities is to:
  • Define ways that art and culture links to improved community health and well-being.
  • Learn how arts and culture can have a positive impact on the well-being of local youth and reduce gun violence.
  • Gather information from local youth on what arts and cultural projects they would like to see.

Invite us to your event!
If you are already hosting an arts or wellness event, let us know:

Share out the information about the activities of ONOP.
  • Please feel free to share social media posts, fliers, and other media to spread the word about ONOP.
  • Follow the Instagram page @onopgnv to stay up to date.