|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 2015, we're celebrating the 25th anniversary of COSACOSA's founding and the 20th anniversary of COSACOSA's Healing Art Project, our initiative exploring relationships among art, health, and community.
This year, our Lifelines project will promote art for healing in city neighborhoods. Collaborating with diverse groups of Philadelphia residents, we're creating meaningful opportunities for all our city's residents to create art, while advancing community healing and public health practices. Please join us in our Manayunk studio and around the city as we showcase diverse public art and ideas about how to "make it better!"
|Images above: Revolutionary Words by COSACOSA artist Hein Koh.
Please join COSACOSA and our North Philadelphia community partners as we collect stories to be installed in our Site and Sound Gardens. Come and share a piece of neighborhood history, a family remembrance, a funny anecdote, or an original story about healing, hope, and unity! Please call or email us to participate in a recording session.
Thanks to generous funding from the Knight Arts Challenge, the Kresge Foundation, and the Union Benevolent Association, we've created three new community spaces filled with visual and audio art, flowers, and foods throughout the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood. Designed by residents with COSACOSA artists, this Site and Sound Gardens project is part of our long-term partnership with the Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team, Tioga United, and other local organizations and schools to strategically plan for the neighborhood.
IN THE NEWS
The National Endowment on the Arts features COSACOSA
COSACOSA is excited and honored to be featured in the National Endowment for the Arts quarterly magazine. The article, "A Community Built on Healing," highlights 20 years of our Healing Art initiative, and projects from our long partnership with the Endowment. A link to the article is here, and the entire magazine issue can be downloaded here.
COSACOSA art at large, Inc.
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