RiseUP had another year leaving an impact on the streets, eyes, and minds of Connecticut through our Public Art efforts. As Connecticut's leading Public Art agency, we are hyper focused on creating a Connecticut that is filled with vitality and positive energy.
Through Public Art, RiseUP is able to bring thousands of people together to create localized, community centric projects that will have an impact on a town or city for decades to come. It is an incredible honor to be trusted with our partners ideas, concepts, and funding to produce our larger-than-life murals and placemaking activations.
We have another exciting year ahead of us in 2023 and hope you continue to join us for the journey and mission to:
"Empower communities to imagine NEW possibilities through public art and education"
Start 2023 off with a Tax-Deductible Donation to RiseUP
Number of Public Art/Placemaking Installations: 142 (vs 76 in 2021, 86% increase)
Amount Invested in Public Art in 2022: $575,000+ (vs $361,090 in 2021, 60% increase)
Number of Square Feet of Public Art Produced: 40,637 sq feet (vs 31,900 in 2021, 27% increase)
Number of Communities Impacted: 25 towns (vs 14 in 2021, 79% increase)
Number of Youth Impacted: 665
Number of Volunteers: 1,178
Number of Partner Organizations/Clients: 150+
Number of Murals Produced at Public Schools: 10
Visit: https://www.theriseupgroup.org/instagram for a viewing of our public art projects
Other Key Accomplishments
Launched The Studio CT in Hartford and Bridgeport as a creative incubator spaces for artists and artisans. The Studio CT hosts workshops for youth and adults, open studio hours, hosts events and art shows, and serves as the hub to develop the future of public art in Connecticut.
Given the growth and demand for public art, RiseUP launched regional Public Art Chapters in different areas of Connecticut:
Public Art Northeast (Covers Windham and Tolland Counties),
East Hartford Murals (Covers the Town of East Hartford)
Parkville Paints Project (Parkville Neighborhood in Hartford)
Stamford Murals (Lower Fairfield County) program
Launched The Art Club, a statewide virtual and in-person networking group for artists and creatives
Hired first, full-time Executive Director in organization’s history
Received the CT Art Hero Award by State of CT Office of the Arts
How You Can Support in 2023
Directly Donate to RiseUP: www.theriseupgroup.org/donate
Direct donations help RiseUP offer free or discounted public art programs and projects for youth throughout Connecticut
BONUS TIP: Be sure to ask your employer about their employee donation match program. Many large corporations have this in place.
Partner with RiseUP to create Public Art projects in your community
RiseUP for Arts, creates public art through public art consulting and curating, donations, grants, and community goodwill. RiseUP partners with artists, municipalities, other nonprofits, companies, and local community members in making their public art projects come to life. We help create the vision and manage the entire process to beautify communities
Purchase Artwork and RiseUP Swag directly from our website:
Share the murals on social media and tag @CTMurals and the artists!
Join RiseUP on May 13th for the Third Annual, ART maniFESTation event on Bartholomew Ave in the Parkville Neighborhood of Hartford. Check out recap of previous year
How to Get Involved as an Artist
Join a Virtual Information Session: REGISTER
Become a FREE Art Club Member: REGISTER
Complete application to join the RiseUP public art team: APPLY
Come create at our Open Studio hours in Hartford and Bridgeport: REGISTER
Rent The Studio CT to host your next exhibit, class, or workshop: RESERVE STUDIO