Neighborhood Vision 2025
Creatives - artists, photographers, musicians, movement artists, poets - play an essential role in driving culture and inspiration. MidTown can celebrate the strength of its local Black and Asian communities, support and draw local artists by providing tailored support and a community uplifting Black and Asian artists through physical and social arts infrastructure. Artistic work by Asian artists or featuring culturally relevant imagery should be featured in and around AsiaTown in particular.
Provide support to help recruit and retain Black and Asian creatives; build reputation for MidTown as a place for artists by providing “back office” supports providing small business support and coaching for artists.
Identify internal MTC capacity and existing partners who can provide workshops or one-on-one support for local artists;
Interview local artists to identify support needs;
Define ways and needs to expand these supports responsive to community needs;
Programming & Resources
Creatives & Artist Resources
Elevate Black & Asian Creative Voices
Continue Programs Highlighting BIPOC Artists
Continue existing programming with explicit intent to elevate Black and Asian creative voices as a recommitment to MidTown’s roots and the MidTown Neighborhood Vision Plan.
Activate Performance Spaces Around Midtown Featuring Black Artists, Performers, & Stories of Black History
Elevate Black creatives through public art and performance in MidTown. Encourage events, installations, and performances celebrating stories of the African American experience through history.
Uplift Chinese and Other Asian Cultures in Asiatown Through the Elevation of Asian & AAPI Artists in Public Art
Promote and preserve Asian culture in AsiaTown; connect the community to public art and promote a sense of belonging and identity through public art.