a creative studio for civic engagement

a creative studio for civic engagement

a creative studio for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

a creative studio for civic engagement

Who We Are

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Public Matters is an award-winning, Los Angeles-based social enterprise.

We are a cross-disciplinary, multigenerational and culturally diverse group: artists, educators, designers, facilitators, public engagement specialists, and media production professionals committed to equity, engaged in collaborative creative acts for public good.

 

Our team is fluent across cultural contexts, languages, media, disciplines, and sectors.

What We Do

Public Matters addresses the trust gap between institutions & agencies and historically marginalized neighborhoods & communities.

We advise our clients on proactive education and engagement strategies that transform the culture, practice, and experience of civic participation in communities of color.

PREPARING LA’S NEXT GENERATION OF CREATIVE COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVERS + CATALYSTS FOR CHANGE

Urban Futures Lab is a two-year fellowship training and employment program for young adults (18-26) from low-income LA communities of color.

It is an evolution of our work with youth and young adults – a response to the scarcity of meaningful opportunities for young adults in the communities where we work.

Updates

  • The day I heard the Urban Futures Lab Fellows would be giving an ABSTalk for the Public Matters family, deep, deep anxiety set in. What is an ABSTalk? Well, it’s a Public Matters spin on the popular TEDTalk series, but about half the time (10......

  • Public Matters is a creative civic engagement studio that forms strong partnerships through unconventional measures as a way to redress social ills. My involvement as a Fellow in the two-year long Urban Futures Lab Fellowship definitely falls under this purview. This round’s cohort, which consists......