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Temporary Public Art Pilot and Placemaking Academy

The Temporary Public Art & Placemaking Pilot serves to reduce the challenges of blight, harness creative cultural potential, and help reenergize and reshape how residents imagine their neighborhoods.DSCN2723

The Temporary Public Art and Placemaking Pilot Program is producing multiple public art projects throughout Neighborhood Allies’ six target neighborhoods. It serves to reduce the challenges of blight, harness creative cultural potential, and help reenergize and reshape how residents imagine their neighborhoods. The projects themselves vary, dependent on the interests, needs, aspirations, and vision of both the artists and communities.

Neighborhood Allies and the Office of Public Art manage collaborative project teams of artists and community-based organizations and help facilitate community engagement surrounding the creation of these temporary public art projects and, on a greater scale, the surrounding placemaking efforts.

To build the capacity of the community organizations and artists engaged in the program, Neighborhood Allies and Office of Public Art are partnering on the Placemaking Academy, which is part workshop, design studio, and training session. The Placemaking Academy trains and coaches artists and community-based organizations on the process of implementing temporary public art and placemaking projects throughout the city of Pittsburgh. The entire process gives organizations and artists the necessary knowledge base, networks, and training to execute future neighborhood public art and design projects.

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