Murals for Good is excited to announce our partnership with Carnegie Hall NeON Arts on the Beautify NYC #WeAreBetterTogether Solidarity Project. With this partnership, we can further amplify our message of equity, inclusion, and belonging through public art.
Series #1: Hester St
Series #2: Suffolk
Series #3: East NY
Murals for Good is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to curate and create mural art that promotes equity, inclusion, and belonging. We seek to partner with artists, activists, and supporters who want to join us as we engage the talents and amplify the voices of others who believe as we do, that the principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging are of paramount importance and are willing to work toward a more just and equitable future.
Every wall on which we create a mural contains a QR code that directs audiences to multi-media informational tools and content aimed to support artists, build understanding across differences, and create opportunities for community engagement.
Current Murals for Good Project
In collaboration with the NeON Arts program, the goal of the Beautify NYC #WeAreBetterTogether project is to raise awareness about racism, specifically anti-Asian hate, and to promote solidarity across communities. NeON Arts is a collaborative program of the NYC Department of Probation and Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Our partnership with NeON Arts promotes collaboration, engages youth, and boldly proclaims the importance of interracial solidarity across all communities. We really are better together!
Partners and Community Solidarity: Lower East Side Chinatown & East New York
At Murals for Good, solidarity is not just a buzzword. It's a pledge of collective action! This community solidarity project engages youth and communities in deep conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion, empowers our partners to speak truth and create change, and promotes hands-on solidarity as we collaborate with local community-based organizations like Fuzhou America and UA3 Now food pantries supporting communities facing COVID-related hardship and food insecurity.
Murals for Good's art education program aims to inspire youth participants as “Solidarity Ambassadors.” In just eight weeks, our Solidarity Ambassadors helped feed over 7,000 families and distributed over 12,000 hand sanitizers to seven community-based organizations throughout East New York, Harlem, and Queens.
Youth and Community Engagement
Between August 2021 and March of 2022, Murals for Good’s Solidarity Ambassadors will add three murals to two communities in NYC that were hardest hit during the pandemic: Lower East Side NYC and East New York Brooklyn. By disseminating the project’s QR codes far and wide (they are included on our murals) and creating a launch event, Murals for Good seeks to promote cross-cultural solidarity across both communities. This inclusive and community-based project includes hands-on collaboration, information sharing, and education which will have a meaningful and lasting impact.
Your contribution will enable us to support our upcoming mural projects. Murals for Good is a volunteer based organization. We are very grateful for your generosity and your vision.