Creative Placemaking

Blues City Cultural Center

Grantee Address:
314 A. W. Willis
Memphis TN 38105-1910

Grant Amount: $6,000

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This is Orange Mound

“This is Orange Mound” was a six-week summer inter-generational arts project designed to bring elders and youth together for common purpose and understanding in the historic, but now challenged, predominantly African-American Orange Mound community. The project served 10th to 12th graders who reside in Orange Mound or have connections to the community, particularly those who have limited exposure to the arts. The program included instruction in a variety of arts forms, life skills, community services, as well as science and technology training. It promoted collaborative learning that fosters teamwork, group cohesiveness, and open dialogue. “This is Orange Mound” culminated with a multimedia performance.