2024 ACTIVATE Information & Dates


Hi all & welcome to 2024!

Over the last two years, AIA Winston-Salem has hosted and sponsored events funded in part by the grant program ACTIVATE by AIA North Carolina. The goal of ACTIVATE is to help architects guide, listen, observe, advocate, connect, and envision with the public and their communities. Through these six exercises, the end goal is to inspire people to take action and shape the future of their communities around them. Each year, up to $40,000 is granted to support programs that encourage this engagement.

We believe everyone wants to be involved in the decisions that shape their lives.

Do you have an idea?

Anyone can apply for a grant, but the submissions will be reviewed by the leadership of one of the seven local Sections in North Carolina. The ACTIVATE webpage below has information regarding the timeline, local AIA Section contact information, and the link to the Call for Submissions Form & Checklist.

General questions can be addressed to Maggie Whittemore at mwhittemore@aianc.org

Read more at the ACTIVATE North Carolina webpage here

2024 Timeline

  • January 11 – Call for Submission Opens
  • February 20 – Deadlines for Submissions. All Submissions are due through the online form link below. (Submissions after 02/20 will not be considered.)
  • March 15 – Executive Committee meets to evaluate
  • March 22 – Notification of Program Approval

Access the 2024 Call for Submissions Form TEMPLATE here!

Are you ready to submit? Use the online Call for Submissions form here!


Email Carrigan Doble if you have any questions via president@aiawinstonsalem.org