Over the course of two years, the Museum will work with four San Diego county neighborhoods to engage new audiences by supporting, implementing, and collaborating on the development of public art and art education programs throughout San Diego County. An Artist-In-Residence will be chosen for each selected community. This artist will live in San Diego and work with a local lead artist and focus group to design and realize a public art project.
Lincoln Park (and the greater area: including Valencia Park, Chollas View, and Emerald Hills)
Logan Heights (and the greater area including Barrio Logan, Grant Hill, Stockton, Memorial Heights, and Sherman Heights)
Open Spaces projects for Lemon Grove, National City, and their greater areas will begin April 2014. Stay tuned for more information on the next Artist-In-Residence, or apply to be the Lead Artist for Lemon Grove.
During each project community members work with selected artists' and Museum representatives to determine the content, location, and media of each work of art, and decide how this work reflects the unique character of their community. Follow Open Spaces on Facebook, attend a community meeting, or contact us for more information on how to become involved.
Radio Pulso Del Barrio, the new project for Open Spaces: Logan Heights, will be participating in the Chicano Park Day Celebration on Saturday, April 19. Tune into 1600 am, or visit their Facebook page for more info.
As an initiative of the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement Fund, the Museum aims to create partnerships with new audiences that strengthen San Diego's cultural environment and celebrate beauty in local communities through:
- The creation of permanent, iconic works of public artworks which reflect the unique social fabric of each area, and strengthen a personal sense of identity and place.
- Spur cultural tourism and demonstrate the positive, economic impact of public art.
- Engage neighbors in a collaborative art project while building meaningful and enduring relationships between residents and the Museum.
- Support the imagination, uniqueness, and significance of local communities.