Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District
Over 40 artists and community members participated in an open discussion about Phase II of the Art Lives Here (ALH) initiative at the Artist & Stakeholders Meeting held on November 4 at Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Arts Center. Hosted by ALH organizers, the meeting focused on Phase I accomplishments, plans for Phase II and the release of ALH’s 2014 general Creative Placemaking Request for Proposals (RFP).
ALH seeks to invest in creative and innovative projects in which community members, artists, and arts/design organizations improve neighborhood quality of life; encourage creative activity; foster strong community identity and a sense of place; or contribute to a local economy.
Art Lives Here is a community collaboration facilitated by Joe’s Movement Emporium. Planning Partners include Gateway Community Development Corporation, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Art Works Now, Red Dirt Studio, Joe’s Movement Emporium and Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council. The initiative is supported by ArtPlace America and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
For additional information about Art Lives Here, contact Neena Narayanan, Art Lives Here Coordinator, at Joe’s Movement Emporium, at Neena@joesmovement.org or 301-699-1819. Please visit www.ArtLivesHereMD.wordpress.com and www.myGatewayArts.org to learn more about Art Lives Here and the Gateway Arts District.