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!"
Philly Spring Cleanup
On Saturday, April 5, join COSACOSA and the Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team to clean and plant our North Philadelphia Healing and Unity Gardens and the 11th Street Playground. Starting at 8 a.m., volunteers will meet at the corner of Marvine Street (between 11th Street and Old York Road) and West Venango to begin our work. Help us start the season by "springing" into action! Click here to sign up!

Home Grown in South Philly
Please join COSACOSA, the Passyunk Square Civic Association, and the Andrew Jackson School as we create our latest intercultural community project designed and created by Jackson students and COSACOSA artists! Supported by Public Citizens for Children and Youth, our ongoing Garden of Diversity artwork celebrates the thirty different nationalities represented at Jackson. The mural augments Jackson's new rooftop garden, showcasing how each person's unique talents can enhance the greater good while greening the neighborhood. Call, text, or email for dates and times to volunteer.
Image by Sharon Gershoni:
passing roses and bread at the Palestinian-Israeli border
Growing United at the McClure School
Join COSACOSA artists, youth, and community members for public art-making in North Philadelphia! Thanks to support from Public Citizens for Children and Youth, we'll be creating a giant mosaic for the school as part of our Site and Sound Gardens in North Philadelphia. Our next open studio week runs April 7 through 11. Call, text, or email for more information.

Thanks to generous funding from the Knight Arts Challenge, the Kresge Foundation, and the Union Benevolent Association, COSACOSA is creating three new community spaces filled with visual and audio art throughout the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood 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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