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Card 23 - A Revitalization Report for Public Art

From the Models of Excellence Project Card Collection

Topic

Grade Level

6th Grade
Genesee Community Charter School
Rochester, NY

Because of significant prior contributions to urban revitalization efforts in Rochester, sixth grade students were invited by city officials to contribute thinking to expanding public art in the city. The students created a report for the city with background, recommendations and budgetary considerations for a program of public art installations.

A Revitalization Report for Public Art
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To research their report, students raised funds and traveled in teams to cities that had successfully expanded commitments to public art: Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.. They met with city leaders, arts councils, business leaders, and documented the process of planning, selecting and funding public art.

Taking the best ideas from the cities they studied, students prioritized in their report the most important considerations for planning and funding. When the city program began, city leaders asked the students for input on the choice of artists and work.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org


Topic

Grade Level

6th Grade
Genesee Community Charter School
Rochester, NY

Because of significant prior contributions to urban revitalization efforts in Rochester, sixth grade students were invited by city officials to contribute thinking to expanding public art in the city. The students created a report for the city with background, recommendations and budgetary considerations for a program of public art installations.

A Revitalization Report for Public Art
Click on the image to learn more about this project

To research their report, students raised funds and traveled in teams to cities that had successfully expanded commitments to public art: Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.. They met with city leaders, arts councils, business leaders, and documented the process of planning, selecting and funding public art.

Taking the best ideas from the cities they studied, students prioritized in their report the most important considerations for planning and funding. When the city program began, city leaders asked the students for input on the choice of artists and work.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org


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