Members of the local community discuss the Collective Impact public art project.
Members of the local community discuss the Collective Impact public art project.

Collective Impact

Community Speaks

Now in its second year, Collective Impact—a multiyear partnership between Creative Reaction Lab (CRXLAB) and CAM—moved toward a community-centered public art project developed for and with the neighborhoods CRXLAB and the Museum share: Covenant Blu/Grand Center, Vandeventer, and The Ville. A “Collective” was formed, a cohort of locally based artists and members of the community who examined their neighborhood landscape in search of a common agenda—a topic they could name that would elicit a creative response. The topic they selected was “safety.” CAM mentors helped participants collaborate with an artist to develop a public art project that speaks to what “safety,” or the lack of it, means. The exhibition in CAM’s upstairs galleries features documentation of the Collective and the artistic process, including interactive prompts for visitors to reflect on their own relationships to community safety.

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