$1,500- $ 10,000 grants. Total to date in Five grant rounds $ 416,328.00 Informing this opportunity is the issue of cultural and civic belonging –how to understand and accommodate cultural difference in matters of civic participation, how to build a tolerance of diverse views: religious, cultural, aesthetic, and how to enhance the understanding of the common good.
Art event or presentation: for example, a series of performances addressing issues of women crossing the US/Mexico border illegally in the Sonoran Desert is an opportunity to partner with social justice, civic and community organizations to create the space for dialogue with illegal immigrant women. Public performances are as a catalyst for dialogue about immigration, and actions the community can take. CULTURAL COMPETENCIES W/PARTNERSHIP
Art as an invitation to participate: for example, a large scale dia de los muertos inspired non motorized public procession provides a substantial forum for the expression of grief held in annually in Tucson Arizona. BELONGING
Art as space for engagement: for example, an artist’s residency at a social service agency or library that creates a safe environment for new immigrants to express their concerns about their political rights as they relate to civil society. The art created is exhibited and used as a space for public discourse, the Finding Voice Project.
From PLACE Survey: One example of a significant impact or change the project had on participants/or audiences. “ The value of arts education, story telling and intentional place making is not only understood, but highly valued with the 4R’s coalition. The project partners have adopted many of our tools, techniques and practices”
Worker Transit Authority: present events that incorporate performance, graphics, and data in a participatory manner designed to facilitate discussion about the issues of land use, infrastructure, transportation and the environment.
AN INVESTIGATION OF PLACE ON COMMUNITIES WITH MARIA ROSARIO JACKSON. Plausible collective impacts of multiple projects, especially is co-located in a place or tied to other larger efforts. OUR GOAL TO DEVELOP LANGUAGE THAT COULD BE USED CROSS SECTORAL- SOCIAL SERVICES TO ELECTED OFFICIALS – ARTIST PRACTICIONERS
Opening Session | Roberto Bedoya
PLACE Project Grant
• The PLACE Initiative Grant is designed to
leverage and enhance resources and talent to
implement arts based civic
engagement/placemaking projects, which
deal with issues of cross-cultural
understanding, tolerance and or civil society
in Tucson and Pima County.
Communities: How PLACE Influences
• Civic Engagement
• Individual and or/Collective Empowerment
• Stewardship of Place
• Cultural Self-Determination and Affirmation
• Bridging Difference
• Aesthetic Accomplishment
• Community Health and Well-Being