In 2015, the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance (MGPA) organized the Public Art Initiative (PAI), an ongoing program intended to strengthen the networks between the neighborhoods of Harlem through public art installations. The PAI encourages local artists and artists of color, to propose temporary public art installations for parks and other sites throughout Harlem. The MGPA works collaboratively to facilitate these installations with city agencies and to assist artists with the costs of fabrication and installation. In 2016, the PAI provided partial or full funding to 27 public art installations that were installed throughout Central and East Harlem. To learn more contact Connie Lee, President of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 2000, The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance (MGPA) was formed to restore the Park as a safe and inviting place for community residents. Over time, the mission has adapted with the changing cultural and political climates of the city. No longer is the mission to simply restore and maintain the Park; rather, the mission has grown to use the Park as a tool to embrace the community on a more profound level. This has expanded MGPA’s work beyond the borders of the Park and has encompassed other Parks and open spaces. MGPA has developed ongoing arts and cultural programming to celebrate and preserve the culture of the community at a time when gentrification threatens the visibility of the creative culture of Harlem
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