Community Convening Cohort (CCC)
This project will form a cohort of community stakeholders committed to facilitating public art projects in Newark. Relationship-building operating within the framework of partnership, rather than subordination will be key to the convening and sustaining of public art pieces that reflect community expression, representation, justice, and healing through the arts. A cohort of neighborhood-based stakeholders will both strengthen existing and form new connections with one another, allowing them to more effectively identify overlaps in their work and desires for the community. The cohort will continue to support each other in community-strengthening efforts in the future.