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New England Foundation for the Arts [NEFA]

City of Salem, in partnership with Isidor Studio, wrap up "Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice" grant via NEFA

For the first half of 2021, our team of municipal staff, local organizers, artists, and community partners led an outreach process that led to a robust amount of community feedback to inform the memorialization process to take place in Charlotte Forten Park in Salem, MA. Through a survey and on-site activation process, our team harnessed over 300 community responses to inform the memorialization vision forward. Learn more about the project HERE.

Thanks to NEFA for supporting this imaginings initiative!

Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice (CISJ) grants support teams of artists, creatives, culture bearers, cultural organizers, and community-based collaborators to do the important work of imagining public art that fosters and contributes to more just futures for our public spaces and public culture.