Morgan Fitzgibbons, [freespace], A Project of Civic Digs

The mission of [freespace] is to foster creativity, community, and civic innovation through the gift of free space. The project will activate a vacant downtown Toledo building for one week in July by challenging the greater Toledo community to fill it up with events, art, and ideas to improve their city and community. For example, someone may want to host a Sweating to the Oldies event or a Blanket Fort Building Party or someone may take the challenge to finally pursue a mural idea or starting a new organization.The space will be free to use. The project will promote a culture in Toledo where people feel empowered to make their ideas a reality.

Funds from SOUP will pay for the building insurance and smaller expenses such as temporary improvements and utilities for the space.