COSACOSA art at large, Inc. is a non-profit organization creating new public art specific to the concerns of Philadelphia neighborhoods in direct, long-term collaboration with city residents. COSACOSA reasserts art's original role as a catalyst for community dialogue, creative cooperation, and positive change. Since 1990, COSACOSA projects have brought together thousands of citizens of diverse backgrounds and differing abilities to learn about art, about each other, and about how to work together.
Please join us for COSACOSA's public programs and ongoing initiatives!
Throughout 2018, our Serving Justice project is exploring relationships between individual rights, community responsibilities, and the equitable distribution of opportunity.
Serving Justice is bringing professional artists from divergent disciplines into residence in our city's most challenged neighborhoods, each to develop a piece advancing "liberty and justice for all" whether civil, social, cultural, or economic.
City residents are essential collaborators on the creation of new visual and performing artworks interweaving their experiences into shared narratives that promote understanding beyond the boundaries of culture, class and community. Veterans experiencing homelessness, as well as those in transitional housing, form the lead group of Serving Justice citizen artists.
Please join us in our Manayunk studio and around the city as we showcase public art and ideas about how to make it better!
Community Story Collection Days
Please join COSACOSA this summer at our North Philadelphia community partner organizations as we record stories and poetry for our upcoming Song and Supper project. Come and share a piece of neighborhood history, a family remembrance, a humorous anecdote, or an original story or poem about healing, health, hope, and community! Please email or call for specific locations and times.
Song and Supper is part of our long-term partnership with the Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team and other local organizations to strategically plan for city neighborhoods. Created by city residents wtih COSACOSA artists, the project will feature communal meals with performances of a new song cycle at sites throughout North Philadelphia. Hope to see you there!
Image above: Open Eyes Bring Forth Justice, digital illustration by COSACOSA artist GVGK Tang.
Images below: At the Table, details of an 16' x 10' painting by COSACOSA artist Hein Koh, created in conversation with North Philadelphia community members.
COSACOSA art at large, Inc.
4427 Main Street • Philadelphia PA • 19127 USA • phone 215.385.2554 • fax 215.487.2354 • info[at]cosacosa.org
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