CALL// 2016

Spring is an especially busy time for CALL. Over the past six months, we have launched a major environmental installation in Indianapolis, Stream/Lines, and have laid the groundwork for new, artist-led projects in Harlem, the Bronx, and Lewiston, NY. This summer, these new initiatives must be translated into actions - so this is a time when we need your help, if we are to achieve our goals. 

With the arrival of better weather, we will push ahead with half a dozen projects that promise transformation in diverse NYC neighborhoods - and beyond - drawing artists, scientists, and concerned citizens into our uniquely collaborative and inclusive process for re-imagining and re-engineering public spaces with the intent of making environmental issues visible and accessible:

As part of the BROADWAY: 1000 Steps:
  • A Climate Action Kiosk: To help Harlem residents grapple with issues of resiliency.
  • Two community gardens: To be organized in ways that explore, explain, and reinforce social networks in surrounding neighborhoods in the Bronx.
  • Two micro-environments: To enlist Bronx residents in re-creating the lost ecology of the now-buried Tibbetts Brook, while building support for a NYC Parks Department plan that would bring the brook back into the light.
  • A digital and real-world game to encourage exploration of environmental issues.
CALL at ArtPark:
  • A major new commission at Artpark, near Niagara Falls, to make manifest how the needs of birds and humans conflict and complement each other.
In developing these plans (see details attached) we have advanced our commitment to the catalytic power of art - casting a talented array of artists, designers, and other creative visionaries in leadership roles, with strong support from scientists at institutions like Columbia and CUNY and from key citizens' groups like WE ACT (West Harlem Environmental Action) and the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park. This special combination of talents holds great potential. Please help us to ensure that potential is realized, by making a contribution.

Any and all gifts will help make urban life more livable, more just, and more sustainable for all.

Warm regards,ญญญญ

Mary Miss                                                  Olivia Georgia
Creative Director                                        Executive Director

$25 will help support community participation.  
$100 will support an artist/scientist WALK.
$500 will contribute to the Fall WORKSHOP.
CALL receives major support from the Agnes Gund Foundation, Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP), The Greenwich Collection, National Endowment for the Arts, the Jewish Communal Fund, the National Science Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and The Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Please join these champions for art and sustainability. All CALL programs are free to the community.

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