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 2014, we're creating new public spaces for community-building, art-making, and greening in some of Philadelphia's most challenged neighborhoods.

Collaborating with diverse groups of city residents, our Growing United project is exploring the process of placemaking as a reflection of individual and community histories and aspirations.

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!"
Site and Sound Story Collection
COSACOSA is collecting community sounds, poems, stories, and songs as part of the audio art for our North Philadelphia Site and Sound Gardens project.
Come and share a piece of neighborhood history, a family remembrance, a funny anecdote, or an original story about healing, hope, and unity!
Check out our
Calendar of Programs and call, text, or email for dates and times to volunteer.
Growing United mosaic by McClure School students and COSACOSA artist/Director Kimberly Niemela, alongside the future site of our Hope Garden children's reading green space.
Growing United at the McClure School
Join COSACOSA artists, youth, and community members for public art-making! We're hosting family-friendly art workshops for our new Hope Garden, a children's reading green space – part of our Site and Sound Gardens project in the heart of North Philadelphia. Call, text, or email for more information.

Thanks to generous funding from the Knight Arts Challenge, the Kresge Foundation, L.E.C.E.T., the National Endowment for the Arts, Public Citizens for Children and Youth, and the Union Benevolent Association, COSACOSA is creating three new community spaces filled with visual and audio art throughout North Philadelphia this year! Designed by residents with COSACOSA artists, this is part of our long-term partnership with the Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team and other local organizations and schools to strategically plan for the neighborhood.

Please join us! Working together, our communities are growing united!

Check out our Calendar of Programs
to see all our public events, ongoing programs, and volunteer opportunities!
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COSACOSA art at large, Inc. Make it better.
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