Creative strategies for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

Who We Are

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

We design and implement long-term, place-based, socially engaged art, media, education, and civic engagement projects that advance social change. Our team—made up of artists, educators, media professionals, cultural planners and Fellows—works on projects across disciplinary boundaries to build social, creative, economic, and civic capital in communities.

What We Do

Public Matters connects people to their neighborhoods; cultivates shared ownership of place; builds capacity to shape communities.

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

  • East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice led the ELARA students on a Ground Truthing Field Trip around East L.A. during the Fall 2017 semester. The field trip was an exercise in exploration and interrogation. Students investigated individual buildings along Cesar Chavez Ave. and figured out......

  • On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, our Urban Futures Lab Fellows hosted a “Happy Hour” event where they reflected on their first year and shared their ambitions and dreams for the future. Fellows created a six-word story, an aspirational job description honing in on the type......