FORWARD ARTS

COMMUNITY + PUBLIC ARTS : DETROIT (C+PAD)

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Brightmoor neighborhood. Talking Fence & Illuminated Garage by Wiley McDowell & Design 99.

Since 2012, Forward Arts has been honored to sit on the community+public arts : DETROIT (C+PAD) Advisory Board with other great organizations including Greening of Detroit, Detroit Future City, University of Michigan, Pewabic Pottery, YMCA Detroit and CLAVE. Currently, C+PAD is creating community-based public art projects that transform vacant or underused spaces in Detroit neighborhoods (Brightmoor, Cody-Rouge, Jefferson/Chalmers, and North End) into New Urban Places that included green infrastructure (with support from The Greening of Detroit) and urban planning (with support from the Detroit Future City Implementation Office). To date, 23 visual art pieces have been completed in six communities.

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Advisory Board 2014, C+PAD 2.0.

About: community+public arts : DETROIT brings communities and the arts together to produce high-quality public art projects and events that support neighborhoods in developing and expressing their unique character and potential through the arts. C+PAD projects reach beyond the typical arts audience; involve neighborhoods in unique ways; and engage with their sites, taking into account specific communities, the environment, and their political and social histories. Founded out of the Community Arts Partnerships office of the College for Creative Studies, C+PAD is uniquely structured to produce work that is artistically authentic and significant, while being truly community-driven and addressing specific community needs and opportunities. It is in the intersection of art and grass-roots community engagement that C+PAD and its projects are unique. C+PAD seeks to provide an ongoing infrastructure and resources to support the arts in community engagement and development into Detroit’s future.

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