Community, Culture, and Connections: A Youth Art Swap between New York City and Johannesburg

idea by Art for Global Justice
Community, Culture, and Connections: A Youth Art Swap between New York City and Johannesburg




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Overview of Idea


Two youth centers: Let's Go Jozi, located in inner-city Johannesburg, South Africa, and Houston Street Center in New York City's Lower East Side. will explore their communities, cultures, and connections through the production of murals and journals that will be exchanged.

The Specifics: What will the $5,000 fund?

The program will consist of simultaneous workshop sessions as a part of existing after-school programs at each of the centers. The five sessions will include journal/sketchbook prompts and free-draws, that seek to understand the nuances of meaning, perspective, and community across different cultures. The program will conclude in a collective mural in each program. Parts of journals will be reproduced and sent to the other youth center along with the completed mural. The final session will be a reflection period post-exchange.

Mural Supplies (canvas, paint, brushes, tape, drop-cloth etc.): $2,500

Journal Supplies and Reproduction: $1,500

Shipping: $300

Admin Fees (printing, publicity, etc.): $300

Artist Fees (for workshops): $400

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Submission Began
Wednesday, July 11

Submission Ended
Wednesday, August 08
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Thursday, August 09

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Thursday, August 23
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