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Neighborhood Vision 2025

Elevate Black & Asian Creative Voices

Creatives - artists, photographers, musicians, movement artists, poets - play an essential role in driving culture and inspiration. MidTown can celebrate the strength of its local Black and Asian communities, support and draw local artists by providing tailored support and a community uplifting Black and Asian artists through physical and social arts infrastructure. Artistic work by Asian artists or featuring culturally relevant imagery should be featured in and around AsiaTown in particular.

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Elevate Black & Asian Creative Voices


Centralize Support System for Creatives in MidTown

Provide support to help recruit and retain Black and Asian creatives; build reputation for MidTown as a place for artists by providing “back office” supports providing small business support and coaching for artists.

Near-Term Actions


Identify internal MTC capacity and existing partners who can provide workshops or one-on-one support for local artists;

Interview local artists to identify support needs;

Define ways and needs to expand these supports responsive to community needs;

Type of Action

Programming & Resources

Looking For

Creatives & Artist Resources