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Open Studio Projects
Cultivating Creativity in Your Community
MISSION: To foster creativity in communities and utilize art as a tool for social change
WHAT WE DO: Reconnect individuals and communities with their (latent) creativity
WHY WE DO IT: Art transforms communities
Creativity defines us as a species. This inherently human attribute enables us to communicate fluently across the barriers that divide us.
Art’s based initiatives help foster meaningful dialog that build healthy relationships. Fully realized art works enhance a community and contributes to it’s rich history and culture. Open Studio Projects helps facilitate a larger conversation that empowers a community and transcends the creative act by providing a foundation for self exploration, self-efficacy and advocacy.
We reconnect the public to public art by delivering a hands on experience that helps articulate the concept that art is a universal and common language. It’s not necessary to compromise the integrity of the creative experience in order to accommodate diverse groups with unique or even opposing points of view. This realization serves to impress upon the community that there is a need, desire and capacity to explore creative pathways and share in the positive aspects of progress.
HOW WE DO IT: A creative sandbox for communities
We want to avoid potential pitfalls that can unintentionally harm the community and undermine the creative process. It is crucial to develop a cohesive strategy that includes forming a global vision that addresses the stakeholders intensions. This creative vision will help identify a framework and establish guidelines that can be referred to throughout the evolution of the creative process.
This ensures that creative initiatives remain on track and encourages a unified vision that is responsive and flexible to the communities needs. It acknowledges the inherent state of flux of the arts in community, and allows it to evolve and grow in a natural and organic manner.
WHO WE WORK WITH
For at risk, transient and homeless youth
For the mental health and addictions community
For newcomers, immigrants and refugees
For marginalized communities and communities in transition
Community & recreation associations
Business & Corporate Community
Developers & Community Builders
Architects, Designers & Landscape Architects
Small Business & Business Improvement District's
Municipal, State/Provincial & Federal Government
Corporations, Organizations and NGO's
Healthcare: Acute Care, Longterm Care & Rehabilitation
For older adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia
For individuals dealing with mental health and addictions issues
For individuals living with physically disabilities and chronic conditions
And the communities and professionals dedicated to enhancing quality of life
Universities and Post- Secondary institutions
Integrating the arts into existing curriculum and curriculum development