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

  • On Thursday, August 24, 2017, we partnered with C.I.C.L.E. and the Pilipino Workers’ Center for Taste of Temple Street: Filipino Bites by Bike, presented by Metro. This was a Hidden Hi Fi: Halo-Halo Series event. Together, we biked to various restaurants on Temple and sampled......

  • By: Omar Vargas // With each module, Fellows dig into readings, exercises, conversations, and reflections around a theme. The focus of Module 5 was Leadership. It was 2 in the morning and I had just come back from a concert. Exhausted, I sat on the......