Thanks to a new series of
projects, life in Pittsburgh will get more connected.
Connect Your City
(CYC) is a series of 14 unique projects aimed at building connections between Pittsburgh’s many neighborhoods and across generations, cultures, and communities. CYC grew out of a recent Social innovation eXchange (SiX) event, a partnership between Pop City, the Sprout Fund, and the Pittsburgh Foundation, among others.
Projects include the Friend-Field Postcard
from Felipe Casteblanco and James Southard which will be the largest group portrait taken in Pittsburgh of residents of Garfield, Friendship, and Bloomfield. The postcard will then be mailed across neighborhoods. And Song for Pittsburgh
, from Jennifer Myers, will place six singers in six different neighborhoods performing the same song at the exact same time. The one-day performance will take place on April 21st
An RFP was announced at the event last November. Of 30 applicants, 14 projects were recently awarded $1,000 grants.
Next Wednesday, March 20th
, grantees will present 90 second pitches of their projects at a happy hour event at the Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Blvd in East Liberty, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The happy hour will be one of the final events to be held at the Shadow Lounge’s c
urrent space, which will close in the coming weeks.
Writer: Andrew Moore
Source: Sandra Hartkopf