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:
- Apply to take part in One Nation One Project.
- 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.
- A large coordinated community event to showcase the work done in Phase One and Two
- Hosted in Summer 2024
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:
- Review the application questions(PDF, 259KB) and budget template(PDF, 402KB).
- 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.
- 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: ONOP_GNV@Gainesvillefl.gov.
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:
Invite us to your event!
If you are already hosting an arts or wellness event, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.