Arts and Community Development

October 4, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The newly released Monument Lab’s audit of the United States' commemorative landscape, in partnership with the Mellon Foundation, answers important questions like: "Who are the 50 individuals most frequently represented by a public monument in the US? What percentage of those 50 are white and male? How many are women? And what are the dynamics that helped shape who is—and who is not—on that list?".

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August 26, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a recent article, Next City tackled the concept of third places and "the importance of public space, separate from home or work, designed by and for Black people."

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August 23, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The City of New York announced funding for a new cultural space to be built to serve as Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater’s headquarters. "With just over $3 million in new City funding added as part of this year's capital budget, the project is now fully funded with $10.2 million in City support," according to the press release.

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June 8, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"What is the #ShiftThePower movement and how much has it achieved?," writes Alliance Magazine discussing a webinar aimed to answer these questions with a panel of activists and professionals working with small, grassroots organizations within local communities.

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April 21, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"In order to resolve generational wealth extraction from BIPOC and working-class communities, there needs to be more accountability for investors and funders, and more agency for these communities," write Shante Little and Curt Lyon in Alliance Magazine.

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April 19, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Data from 2019 analyzed by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows growth in the arts and cultural sector before the coronavirus pandemic.

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April 6, 2021 by admin

THE FRONT, a gallery and performing arts space that serves the communities of San Ysidro and Tijuana, sits on a busy thoroughfare only a few hundred yards from the busiest border land crossing in the Western Hemisphere. A program of Casa Familiar — a social service organization that operates senior and affordable housing to health services to youth programming in facilities scattered in and around San Ysidro’s well-loved Beyer Park — THE FRONT was opened in 2004 as a passion project for artists living and rooted in San Ysidro, the southernmost neighborhood of San Diego.

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February 2, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Creatives in Place, a listening project featuring 22 Bay Area artists and their stories of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, gentrification and more during these complex times was recently launched by the Akonadi Foundation and Tao Rising.

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January 25, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Arts Activation Fund: Corona Memorials, a public-private partnership between the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and Community Partners, seeks to commission approximately 70 creative-tributes by 70 lead artists “to reflect the lifetime of a person who has died from COVID-19 by engaging the family or dearest friends of the deceased."

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November 10, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Forecast Public Art recently released ArtPlace: 10 Years, a publication that tells the story and the work of ArtPlace America.

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