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Trust for Public Practice

Trust for Public Practice

Trust for Public Practice

Mike Hoyt is an independent artist and also works as a facilitator of artist support and community development programs. The Trust for Public Practice (TPP) is a new platform for sustained neighborhood-based engagement in the arts. Artist Mike Hoyt will facilitate a cohort of cross-sector community stakeholders to test and disseminate learning and knowledge about how artists and communities of color can engage in the processes of acquiring property, visioning and designing processes, equitable physical development, the neighborhood determination of a creative community benefit, and the shared stewardship of the ongoing management and artistic programing at the site. The TPP will be developed through an arts-based framework that is less linear and more of a continuous practice of learning, discovery, and re-envisioning. The project will focus on a parcel of land that the artist acquired in the Central Neighborhood that is, essentially, a blank canvas. The artist, in partnership with his neighbors, will be able to establish a permanent, open, and shared public space for artists and non-artists from the immediate community to engage in participatory art practice that engages and advances the visions, dreams, and creative interests of the Central Neighborhood.

Artist: Mike Hoyt

Project Award Date: 
2015-04-01
CURA Contact: 
Neeraj Mehta (612) 624-8988