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Social Art and Public Resource Center

Joined in February 2020

About Us

SPARC’s intent is to examine what we choose to memorialize through public art, to devise and innovate excellent art pieces; and ultimately, to provide empowerment through participatory processes to residents and communities excluded from civic debate. SPARC’s works are never simply individually authored endeavors, but rather a collaboration between artists and communities, resulting in art which rises from within the community, rather than being imposed upon it.


The ideas we propagated have gained credibility over the years:
  • That art was for everyone regardless of their status in society
  • That the distinctions between high and low art, fine art and folk art were false
  • That innovation is important only while nurturing the significant traditions in which various ethnic groups preserve their cultures
  • That art should not dwell only in rarefied halls but in the places where people live and work
  • That the process not only the product, is the measure of the value of an art work
  • That all Americans could be participants in the making of art and that collaborations work
  • And last… That the arts can have significant transformative impact on the most significant social problems of our time


SPARC’s intent is to examine what we choose to memorialize through public art, to devise and innovate excellent art pieces; and ultimately, to provide empowerment through participatory processes to residents and communities excluded…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Education

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