â€œAmplify Action: Sustainability through the Artsâ€Â will be presented in Spring 2012 by the Skylight Gallery, aÂ department of BSRCâ€™s Center for Arts and Culture.Â The exhibition is conceived toÂ demonstrate how arts, culture and media are powerful catalysts for social change, and aims to engage neighborhoods in a dialogue about sustainable living, making healthy consumer choices, and taking environmental action. Works in the exhibit will directly and indirectly examine the different components of sustainability such as, but not limited to: ecology, economy, equity, environmental consciousness, resource conservation and efficiency, agriculture, architecture, infrastructure, environmental justice and health.
The exhibitionÂ â€œAmplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts,”Â is a collaborative project of the Pratt Center for Community Development, Pratt Instituteâ€™s Initiative for Arts, Community and Social Change (IACSC), and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. The project is a part of the Arts Implementation Fund of the Pratt Center, recently established through a generous grant from the Rockefeller Foundationâ€™s NYC Cultural Innovation Fund. The projects of the Arts Implementation Fund, in partnership withÂ community based organizations in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Cypress Hills create projects that support the execution of visual and performance art worksÂ created by local artists, artist groups, and artists abroad that promote a civic dialogue about community sustainability.
More Information:Â http://www.amplifyaction.org/
Online Application:Â http://www.amplifyaction.org/