Youth Solutions (Y=S)

Arts Council New Orleans

Funding Received: 2015
New Orleans, LA
$500,000
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

Central City is a culturally rich New Orleans area with major jazz & Mardi Gras Indian traditions. It faces pervasive youth trauma and overall neglect contributing to suppressed property values and threatened public safety. In response, through Youth Solutions, Central City youth will learn from and collaborate with artists to design & execute creative placemaking projects. 

Youth Solutions will harness the transformative potential of neighborhood youth and local artists to address: (1) blight/physical environments of neglect and (2) pervasive youth trauma through a process that engages youth as leaders in creative placemaking interventions, while catalyzing a consciousness shift at the community level: youth are regarded as active change agents, community builds capacity to take control of local development efforts.

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

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Feb 22, 2016
Move over, holiday lights. Large-scale light installations that blend contemporary art and technology are taking off as a trend, lighting up the night from New... Read More
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Jul 28, 2015
Arts Council New Orleans announced it will receive $350,000 as one of 38 recipients of the ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program. ArtPlace, one of... Read More
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This year's ArtPlace Summit was a whirlwind of excitement, energetic conversations, inspiring presentations, and new friendships. Have you had a chance to catch your breath...Read more
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At the Arts Council New Orleans, our work is guided by one core belief, that art transforms communities. It has the power to illuminate, educate,...Read more