Cities are cauldrons of creativity. They have long been the vehicles for mobilizing, concentrating and channeling human creative energy. They turn that energy into technical and artistic innovations, new forms of commerce and new industries, and evolving paradigms of community and civilization.” – Richard Florida, “Cities and the Creative Class”
Pitchcraft: a placemaking competition for Downtown Frederick
October 24, 2019, 6-9PM @ New Spire Stages, 15 W Patrick St
Pitchcraft 2019, Downtown Frederick’s second annual placemaking competition, invited creative people from every background, profession and city to pitch an idea that, if physically implemented in Downtown Frederick, will better connect the people and places of our community. Stay tuned for details on Pitchcraft 2020.
- Pitch entry deadline was August 25, 2019. A panel of judges reviewed all submissions and have narrowed it down to the final four, who pitched their ideas in front of a live audience on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at New Spire Stages, 15 W Patrick St.
- Every audience member voted for their favorite pitch and Frederick Photo Ops was announced as the winning project that evening! After the event, Homegrown Frederick announced that they will provide funding for a second project: Flower Downtown Frederick. The cost of each ticket goes directly toward funding the winning idea.
- In addition to an award of funds, the winning person receives guidance from Downtown Frederick Partnership and volunteer advisers to help implement their idea.