Public Art for Spatial Justice: Artist’s Perspectives + Q&A with NEFA Staff

Public Art for Spatial Justice-supported Common Wealth Murals | photo by Isabella Dellolio Photography


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Public Art for Spatial Justice (PASJ) provides grants of $15,000 to $30,000 to support public artmaking in Massachusetts that helps us see, feel, experience and imagine spatial justice now, while we are still on this journey towards realizing more just futures for our public spaces and public culture. Learn more about PASJ funding priorities and eligibility.

This virtual info session is designed for folks interested in applying for NEFA’s PASJ opportunity. Hear reflections from the North Shore CDC's Yinette Guzman and local artist Yuko Okabe, who received a PASJ grant in 2022 for the Punto Urban Art Museum (PUAM)'s Creative Point Neighbor Program. Attendees will also hear more about PASJ from NEFA staff and have time to ask questions.

Guest Speakers

An Asian person sits a table with food in front of them. They smile and wear big eye glasses with thin frames.

Yuko Okabe (she/they) is an artist playing at the intersection of youthful whimsy and community engagement. As an illustrator, their depiction of people and architecture establishes a world with boundless potential for different bodies, languages, and philosophies to flourish. They believe that art and design elevates systems to more inclusive and caring possibilities.

A lights-kinned woman smiles. She has shoulder length curls and wears a metallic necklace over a black blouse.

Yinette Guzman is a designer, artist, and advocate who is passionate about community engagement. She holds a BFA in Architecture from Massachusetts College of Art & Design and has worked as a 3D architectural model designer for over 10 years. As an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Yinette believes in giving back to the community. She does this internationally through missions and locally through expressive therapy programs at the Boston Rescue Mission, which she co-founded.

Accommodations & Contact

Registration is required. A zoom link will be emailed after you register. Automated closed captioning will be provided. Please let us know if you have any accessibility accommodation requests that would support your participation in this session in the comment section on Zoom.

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