NOCD-NY member The Laundromat Project featured as a creative way for artists to improve communities

According to The Guardian, The Laundromat Project offers a creative way artists can improve communities:

“‘Go to where the people are’ is a phrase that should always be step one in community engagement strategies. In order to amplify the creative power of artists, the Laundromat Project in New York has made this their core principle. Based in Harlem, the project supports artists to create new, community-engaged work based in laundromats, a place where people are going to be and have the time to collaborate. Projects have included renaming streets based on personal and social history, transforming laundromats into yoga studios or English classrooms, and creating community mix tapes. This approach opens communities to new ideas of what it means to be an artist and builds power through creative expression.”

Photo: St Paul mayor Chris Coleman at the launch of the Irrigate project, Six creative ways artists can improve communities, The Guardian. Credit: Springboard for the Arts

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