Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives
While white-led, multi-racial cooperatives and other grassroots economic organizations say they are committed to racial and economic justice, they often perpetuate abiding forms of racial exclusion. How might these organizations be encouraged to “see” race and racial injustice and then act differently?
Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives (PACC) explored the role of the arts in effecting civic change and encouraged sustainable participatory communities of engagement. In partnership with local non-profit organizations, artists, Haverford faculty, and students the initiative created a regional hub coordinating a network of partners and activities within the Philadelphia area.
The PACC Program was active from 2017 to 2020. The PACC Program Manager was Stephanie Bursese. The PACC website, print campaign, and related materials were designed by Common Name.