Taller de Permiso

Las Imaginistas

Funding Received: 2017
Brownsville, TX
Funding Period: 2 years

To improve their community’s economic outcomes, three artists in Brownsville, TX will launch a series of workshops and a supporting media campaign to help demystify and reimagine the municipal permitting processes in the Buena Vida neighborhood. This neighborhood is ripe for local entrepreneurs, small businesses,  and other economic development, but the city’s bureaucracy is currently seen as impeding progress.

The Buena Vida Neighborhood in Brownsville, TX exists less  than a quarter mile from the Mexican-American border.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Dec 18, 2017
Three Brownsville artists and educators will receive $350,000 in funding from ArtPlace America’s 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund. Las Imaginistas/Taller de Permiso is one of... Read More
Even if you can’t make it to the CPL Summit West—taking place in Albuquerque on February 7, 8, and 9—there are several great ways to...Read more
Today, we are proud to announce the 23 creative placemaking projects that will receive funding in communities of all sizes across 18 states and one...Read more
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To celebrate we asked some of...Read more
The Buena Vida neighborhood of Brownsville, Texas is one of the oldest and most culturally vibrant of the southernmost edge of the US/ Mexico border...Read more
Socially engaged art collective Las Imaginistas works along the US-Mexico border in Brownsville, Texas. Read a few highlights from our interview with two of their...Read more