Rockford Community Arts

PrintI’m working with the Rockford Housing Authority to develop an arts and creativity-based local economic development program based on the work I did for Peoples Housing.

This video, made by Rockford filmmaker Pablo Korona, describes the asset-based mentality for local economic development that is exemplified by this  arts and culture approach.

Opportunity in the Making. from Our City, Our Story on Vimeo.

About The Peoples Housing Community Arts Program. I was hired by Peoples Housing, a community development organization in north Rogers Park, Chicago, in 1993 to create an arts program. Over three years I built an innovative program that combined the arts, training and micro-enterprise. The program was recognized by the national office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and was funded locally by The MacArthur and Community Trust Foundations. Download a PDF description of the work we did.

 

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