bricks and mortar
Safe, Open and Useful Sites in Urban Communities
Create an institution whose mission is to preserve documents and support Pgh's role in the rich legacy of jazz in America. Through performance, education, exhibition and research the museum will stimulate the active tradition of jazz as a living part of community and culture.
Take old buildings and remodel for new uses
Start a painters' resource in Pittsburgh by teaching classes, holding workshops, and importing cutting edge artists from other regions to give demonstrations and improve arts education.
Provide a cultural/community center in underserved areas utilizing empty or abandoned buildings, and using music, performance and art to draw in youth and foster community relations
Incubate new businesses and entrepreneurships and non-profits using a co-op and shared-space model
Safe haven for taggers/artists, museums without walls is a place for graffiti artists to express themselves on designated places for graffiti art
Pittsburgh artistic resources for collaboration in corporate use in form of website and central office
Community clean up and beautification neighborhood competition