Engagement Through Art
Empowering communities to promote social change and education through the arts
Murals promote inclusion and engagement of different
social groups while strengthening a sense of community. It's through contact and working together towards a common goal that relationships are fostered, ultimately reducing prejudice and promoting equality.
A growing body of research has positively identified murals with social, cultural, and economic benefits. Public art initiatives have been identified as an equity-advancement strategy for economic development of populations at risk of displacement.
Through visual atheistic, murals promote a sense of belonging, and attachment, strengthening connection to positive community identity. Many creative place-making initiatives revolve around public art and murals.
Service Learning Mural Youth Projects
Art is a creative tool which can be used to express community values, encourage civic engagement and enhance community involvement.
Students learn about the history of murals and how they are being used today to promote social change.
Social Justice Expressions
The design process will be open for students to create and voice community issues which are relevant to them.
Community Paint Day
Students work with community members, friends and family to complete mural designs.