The Laundromat Project
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ABOUT THE LAUNDROMAT PROJECT
The Laundromat Project advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities.
We envision a world in which artists and neighbors in communities of color work together to unleash the power of creativity to transform lives.
We make sustained investments in growing a community of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and neighbors committed to societal change by supporting their artmaking, community building, and leadership development.
ABOUT CREATE CHANGE
Create Change is The Laundromat Project’s artist development program, designed to connect communities and artists in meaningful ways. We envision building a corps of artists inspired and equipped to work alongside everyday folks in creative endeavors right where they live. Over the long-term, we intend to foster and support artist-leaders who are empowered by, committed to, and fully conversant in community-attuned art practices.
The Laundromat Project offers its Create Change Fellowship program to artists and cultural producers who are interested in developing or deepening a collaborative, community-based, and socially-engaged creative practice. The Fellowship is philosophically grounded in rigorous theory and the practice of art making, power analysis, and individual and collective transformation. As a POC-centered organization, our perspective is deeply informed by and embedded in the voices, cultures, histories, perspectives, and leadership of people and communities of color.
The Laundromat Project’s flagship Create Change Artist-in-Residence program supports the development of a participatory and community-attuned creative project by artists working within their community. Projects may take place digitally or anywhere in the five boroughs, across various community sites, from laundromats and urban gardens to playgrounds and community centers. The residency is a year-long program that runs from January to December.
2021 PROGRAM OVERVIEW
"...practicing futures together, practicing justice together, living into new stories. It is our right and responsibility to create a new world.”
― adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
The Laundromat Project invites all artists, activists, neighbors, designers, organizers, healers, storytellers, and cultural producers to join us as we explore new ways of being socially connected while physically distant in the 2021 Create Change Program.
The Create Change program will consist of virtual gatherings that bring participants together to engage the LP's community-based art pedagogy and practices. Through the Fellowship and Residency programs, we will critically address art and culture making, community building, and power structures through a supportive and learning community.
The Fellowship program consists of intensive sessions over 6 months, divided into 3 learning blocks combining theory, practice, peer learning, collaboration, and co-creation. The residency program spans 12 months, and participants are required to take part in workshop sessions with the fellows. The core of our pedagogy centers public artworks that are collaborative, cooperative and co-created within community through an anti racist and a People of Color Centered lens.