Murals for Communities project explores the potential of mural arts as a tool for Community Engagement by creating mural art works with community involvement. The project seeks to expand the careers of mural artists within the European cultural scene. The lead partner is Waterford City & Council / Waterford Walls, Ireland.
Waterford City and County Council (Ireland) / The Walls Project (Ireland)
- Kauno Technologijos Universitetas (Lithuania)
- Stichting Street Art (Netherlands).
The Murals for Communities project seeks to explore, capture and formalise the potentials of Mural arts as a tool for Community Engagement by creating Mural art works through community involvement and co creation between community members and Mural artists.
Mural Art is increasingly being seen as a valuable tool for community building. However, as it is more generally the product of urban cultures created and thriving outside the contexts of traditional art and cultural infrastructures, their creation processes, and potentials for community engagement have not yet been captured on a systematic scale. Still, there are many cities in Europe, especially those that have issues with deprivation (e.g. worn-off high-rise blocks, open spaces and raw walls in-between historical buildings) where Mural art is popping-up in a bottom-up manner.
Murals for Communities aims to expand the possibilities of mural artists and seek to strengthen their position and capacity within the European cultural scene.
The Waterford leg of Murals For Communities will take place from 5th -15th August, 2020.