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 unleash the power of creativity to transform lives.

We make sustained investments in growing a community of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and neighbors committed to societal change by supporting their artmaking, community building, and leadership development.


When artists and communities collaborate toward collective goals, we create meaningful transformation and wellbeing. Making art and culture in community and fostering new leadership helps shape a world in which members feel truly connected and have the ability to 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 addressing community challenges and creating opportunities for new visions.

Value Place

We value meeting people where they are and the legacies embedded in place.

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.

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.