THE LAB's mission:

  • to instigate, strengthen, and implement new collaborations on behalf of art in public places...
  • to identify new ways to take art out into the world.

the lab's methods:

  • issue- and action-focused open Workshops, now numbering 32...
  • "connection points" for communities and artists called the ArtsCommons.

the lab's requests:

  • explore -- and PROPOSE -- new collaborations with us at our Workshops and other events...
  • donate HERE to support our help make civic space come alive. 


  • ArtsCommons launched at Figment2017! Music, visual art, participation, improvisation. Deepest appreciation to LMerchie Frazier, Nate Tucker, Feda Eid, Anthony Tran, Mike Eagle, and the over 400 visitors who were willing to tell us, "What's Next...! The video below captures a true sense of what happened, and who made it happen! 
Created by Anthony Tiriti Tran & Feda Eid, 2017
  • The Lab was honored to have students from the Wentworth Institute of Technology's RAMP summer bridge program focus on and provide powerful ideas for the ArtsCommons.
  • And we continue to build on what we saw, heard, and learned from the ArtsCommons prototype crafted as part of JPPorchfest 2016 -- participation exemplifying both the process and the product.






help us answer "what's next...?"

Explore with us.

Join us.

Put your own creative spin on "what if...?"

Imagine and activate new collaborations, new workshops, new approaches to enhancing civic space. 

Community participation.

Community engagement.


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