Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Institute, an initiative of Mural Arts Philadelphia, today announced that the second round of its Art & Environment Capacity-Building Initiative.
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The two-year partnership between Mural Arts and three communities in the United States, centering participatory art to address local environmental issues, will take place in Austin, TX, Kern County, CA, and Santa Fe, NM.
The program will bring together local community partners, artists, and Mural Arts staff to aid each city in the creation of public art.
The theme of this iteration of the program is climate change and resilience.“Public art has the power to shed light on societal inequities and ignite change – that is a pillar of Mural Arts’ work and mission.
This initiative seeks to demonstrate the inherent resilience of these communities in the face of the undue burden of climate change.
“We are eager to work with environmental experts and public art partners to support their arts and solutions-oriented efforts in the face of those challenges,” said Netanel Portier, Director of the Mural Arts Institute.
After a competitive selection process, Mural Arts Institute will collaborate with the following community-oriented teams:
- Austin, TX: Raisin in the Sun, The Mosaic Workshop (J. Muzacz), and AustinCreative Alliance.
- Kern County, CA: Arts Council of Kern, Dr. Rosanna Esparza, and MichelleGlass.
- Santa Fe, NM: Alas de Agua Art Collective, three Sisters Collective.
Over the next two years, Mural Arts Institute will provide each team with on-site and remote consultation services, capacity-building workshops, and an annual field-building