Artists at Work
THE OFFICE Launches a Program in San Antonio, Texas, with a Grant from The John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation. The Public Theater of San Antonio, together with The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, and Carver Community Cultural Center were chosen as Culture Hubs for this program.
Artists At Work is designed to support the health of local communities through artistic civic engagement. The program pays artists to keep making art and to apply their skills and creative thinking in support of their communities; gives support to cultural organizations (called Culture Hubs) and arts workers in that community to host and work with those artists; and connects both artists and cultural organizations to local social impact initiatives or community partners working in areas like child welfare, food and housing security, antiracism, physical and mental health, justice reform, sustainable and equitable development, environmental justice and climate resiliency, and immigration.
THE OFFICE performing arts + film, with $3 million of support from the Mellon Foundation, continues the national scaling-up of its Artists At Work (AAW) initiative, a workforce resilience program inspired by FDR’s Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) and its Federal Project Number One.
For more information, please visit www.artists-at-work.org.