Neighborhood Vision 2025
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.
Set aside a space at no or low-cost for Artist in Residence. Seek sustained funding for creative pursuits by individuals participating as Artist or Researcher in Residence.
Identify potential funding and partners to create a program to fund an annual arts project to be exhibited in MidTown. Effort may begin with community-led project, growing to annual appointment as funding and space allow.
Artists & Researchers
Elevate Black & Asian Creative Voices
Continue Programs Highlighting BIPOC Artists
Continue existing programming with explicit intent to elevate Black and Asian creative voices as a recommitment to MidTown’s roots and the MidTown Neighborhood Vision Plan.
Activate Performance Spaces Around Midtown Featuring Black Artists, Performers, & Stories of Black History
Elevate Black creatives through public art and performance in MidTown. Encourage events, installations, and performances celebrating stories of the African American experience through history.
Uplift Chinese and Other Asian Cultures in Asiatown Through the Elevation of Asian & AAPI Artists in Public Art
Promote and preserve Asian culture in AsiaTown; connect the community to public art and promote a sense of belonging and identity through public art.