Supporting our Fellows is an integral part of the work we do at The LP.
Join us in celebrating the culmination of the 2023 Create Change Fellowship. Come witness the transformative power of art in fostering community connections and driving positive change at the Fellow Activations and Final Presentations. Mark your calendars for June 21 at 6:30pm EST when our Fellows Final presentations take center stage, virtually moderated by dynamic New York-based curator and writer Allison Glenn (@msallisonglenn).
On June 16 & 17, our Fellows will unveil their thought-provoking public art activations throughout the Bed-Stuy neighborhood.
Dates, Times, & Locations
Friday, June 16
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Life Wellness Center – 376 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Community Well x Life Wellness Center
This activation will provide access to opportunities for therapeutic art-making and meditation that prompt community wellness and preservation. Three mini workshops will be available to the community with the overall goal of creating a space for community members to dive deeper into personal and collective wellness.
Mini workshops will also be available as follows:
-Conscious Art Making (e.g., painting, collaging, etc.) facilitated by a member of the Community Well.
– Self-Massaging Facilitation – Leading group facilitation on the theme of body memory and preservation, facilitated by a member of the Life Wellness Center.
-Poetry Workshopping – Prompts centered around the theme of memory and community preservation, facilitated by a member of the Community Well.
Participating Artists: Fayola I. Fair, Kerarah Armonie Jeudy, Leslie (Les) Mejia
Saturday, June 17
12:00PM – 2:30pm
Restoration Plaza – Fulton Street in front of Restoration Plaza,1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
The Hatties x Magnolia Tree Center
The Hatties will be joining the 13th Annual KowTeff Juneteenth Celebration at Restoration Plaza distributing educational zines telling the story of Lenape Land Stewardship and Magnolia Tree Earth Center (MTEC) and Hattie Carthan’s legacy. Community members can purchase posters and zines on a sliding scale, with proceeds going to the MTEC, as well as plant clippings and native plants.
Participating Artists: Maat Silin, Anna Lucia Parisi, Mica Verendia,
Saturday, June 17
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Phoenix Community Garden – 2037 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11233
Foodprints x Deep Routes
A guided activity that merges food, education, and archivism, and aims to explore our connections with diasporic foods and promote healing through a communal meal. A culinary and agricultural curriculum project that uplifts Black and Indigenous foodways, designed for Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)educators and learners. We’re building a platform of learning resources that affirm BIPOC culinary and agricultural stories.
Participating Artists: Steven Anthony Johnson, Daequan Alexander Collier, Fei Li, Katherine Miranda
Saturday, June 17
12:00pm – 2:30pm
Fulton Street in front of Restoration Plaza,1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Creative Restoration x Restoration Plaza
This activation will survey Bed-Stuy residents at the 13th Annual KowTeff Juneteenth Celebration to capture creative resources the community would like to see offered by the Restoration Plaza, which will support with the facilitation of future programming. Community members can also expect to participate in visual mapping and free portraits. The photographs and responses will be compiled into a community-sourced zine.
Participating Artists: Hannah Miao, Claudia Maturell, Gloria Lau, Marwa Eltahir
About The Create Change Fellowship
The Create Change Fellowship program is for artists and cultural producers interested in developing and deepening a collaborative, community-based, and socially-engaged creative practice. The Fellowship is philosophically grounded in peer-learning around art making, power analysis, and community building.