Habitat for Artists is an artist run group that explores the nature of creativity, the role of the artist in our communities and how to create dialog with a new audience. The catalyst for these explorations and dialog are small 6 x 6, temporary, reusable Studios made from recycled materials that HFA installs in a variety of locations within a community, from Main Street to farms and parks.
As a part of the residency, Habitats for Artists and The Bridge PAI is developing Habitat City. We are inviting local artists, designers, architects, and students to partner with local non-profits to develop their own habitat. Whether a hoop house for a school garden or a mobile space for the library, we want to partner creativity and community together to create our own city.
Email The Bridge PAI if you are interested in participating in this unique and innovative program.
Arts, Design, & Community Engagement - Pauselab Opportunity for JPC Project
The Bridge PAI
The Bridge PAI, a local arts organization, looks for several creative, dynamic students to lead a new initiative as a Jefferson Public Citizen project. PauseLab engages youth and community members around a key issues relevant to the Charlottesville community. The program would operate 2-3 times per year for approximately 16 weeks. Participants would work closely with an artist-in-residence and an educator/researcher to design a program that connects research skills, the exploration of a the local issue, and collaboratively created arts/design project to be displayed in the community.
The program is in draft form, but several students are need to make it a reality! If you're interested in community involvement, civic engagement, education, and the arts and design, this might be a great project for you!