Join the Office for Public Art for Field Session, an information session to introduce artists to OPA and how the organization can help them navigate the public art landscape. This info session will explore the various ways in which artists may work in the public realm, highlighting the programs and resources that OPA offers to artists. Artists will also be introduced to the Pittsburgh Creative Corps as a potential entry point for gaining opportunities in the public realm.
Field Session is open to artists across all disciplines who are interested in working in the public realm, especially those who may have limited to no prior experience. This information session is free to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
Nafasi on Centre is a community development initiative utilizing art as a vehicle for community development and cultural preservation. Nafasi, which means “space” and “opportunity” in Swahili, is the first substantial project to emerge from the Hill District Arts Plan and is a cultural strategy to meet the 5 goals of the Greater Hill District’s Master Plan which aims to: (1) Build Upon the African American Cultural Legacy, (2) Family Friendly Housing Development Without Displacement, (3) Economic Empowerment & Community Development, (4) Make the Hill a Green and Well-Designed Community, and (5) Mobility, Transportation, and Parking.
Nafasi on Centre provides a central location for artists to live, create, and commune for the benefit of their creative practice and enterprise, and for the benefit of the Hill District community.
Residency participants access professional, technical, and creative skills development, as well as community building from within the cohort. The Hill District benefits from the programmatic efforts of the participants and the collective force of talent residing, engaging and activating the main street of the Hill District and beyond. Learn more at hilldistrict.org/nafasi.
This info session is free to attend; advance registration is encouraged. The button below will redirect you to Eventbrite where you will complete your registration.Registration