Local nonprofits recently received a financial boost to create more public programming around the Fort Point Channel, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
The six groups chosen will split the $61,000 Pilot Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Grant, which is funded by the 91 Waterways Regulations License for Atlantic Wharf and developer Boston Properties.
The Pilot Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Grant Program is part of the 2002 Fort Point Watersheet Activation Plan, which was created by the BRA and Mayor Thomas M. Menino to guide development around the channel and create a “Boston Common on the water”.
In general, the money will be used for projects that include art installations, a design competition, and public boats.
Save the Harbor Save the Bay will use its $5,000 for its “The Changing Channel” program that includes lunchtime eco-tours of the Fort Point Channel.
The Hull Lifesaving Museum received $7,000 in funding that it will use for programing that includes public boat rentals.
Agoos D-zines, a Massachusetts design firm, received $14,500 for its sculpture installation between the Summer and Congress Street bridges, featuring life-sized figures hanging on a rope across the channel.
The Design Museum Boston’s Street Seats program, a public art design competition for outdoor furniture along the Harborwalk, received $25,000.
The Fort Point Arts Community will use its $9,000 for more public art during the winter, including its Winter Lights Series. And the last $5,500 will go toward the Friends of the Fort Point Channel to fund the group’s art installation in the Artist’s Basin of the channel during the winter.