Mission & Values


The Laundromat Project advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities.

We envision a world in which artists and neighbors in communities of color work together to ignite personal and community transformation through creative engagement.

We make sustained investments in growing a community of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and neighbors committed to societal change through artistic expression, community building, knowledge exchange, leadership development, and advocacy for social impact.


When artists and communities collaborate toward collective goals, we create meaningful transformation that leads to greater wellbeing. Making art, nurturing culture, and fostering leadership in community helps shape a world in which individuals and communities access, build, and sustain the resources and assets they need to thrive. Collective action amplifies the ability to make a greater impact and generates innovative solutions, while a vibrant community of leaders drives progress through knowledge exchange and collaboration. The LP’s collaborative approach mobilizes individuals who are deeply connected, and who actively influence and shape their communities in creative and effective ways.

Our Values

As we strive to achieve our mission and embody our vision, we are guided by our values, and always reflect upon how we can best:

Nurture Creativity

We value creativity as a rich and renewable resource that turns strangers into a community of strong and resilient neighbors.

Be POC-Centered

We value the voices, imaginations, knowledge, cultures, and leadership of people of color (POC).

Read our POC-Centered Principles

Create Change

We value collectively addressing community challenges and creating space where new visions for society are realized.

Value Place

We value meeting people where they are and the legacies woven into the places to which they are deeply connected.

Be Community-Centered

We value the inherent wisdom, strength, and agency within our communities, and work in partnership to co-create positive and sustainable change from within.

We Write Our Own Histories

We value self-determined narratives as an essential basis for building lasting community power.

Practice Abundance

We value our communities’ collective capacity to shape an equitable future. Together, we encompass everything we need to thrive.

Be Propelled by Love

We value love as a radical and essential act of power and protest to create the kind of world we all deserve to live in.