Mural by Raquel Assanoua.
As you’re at home practicing social distancing, developing new recipes, and making memories with your family, Raleigh Arts hopes that you find comfort in celebrating the things that bring you the most joy during this time of uncertainty.
Since things change daily, it’s a challenging process to define a “new” normal. Part of this process includes rebuilding community connections and the new Neighborhood Art Funds (NAF) program is an excellent way to connect with your neighbors. These funds support collaborative art projects for Raleigh’s neighborhoods that support artistic and cultural exploration, connection, and understanding. These funds can be used for various art projects, i.e., murals, bands for a block party, storytelling, documentation of the neighborhood/neighbors, and dance, to name a few.
As we do our part to flatten the curve by staying at home, now is the time to think about neighborhood art projects to bring people back together. So, call your neighbor, talk across the fence (six feet apart!) and begin crafting ideas for a community art project so that we are ready to enjoy face-to-face social activities when Raleigh re-opens.
If you have an idea for an arts project in your Raleigh neighborhood and you need help getting started, Raleigh Arts is here to support your creativity.
The Neighborhood Art Funds program is a partnership with Raleigh Arts and Raleigh’s Housing and Neighborhoods department through its Neighborhood Improvement Fund initiative.