ABOUT THE GRANT
- $36,250 to Forklift Danceworks to support My Park, My Pool, My City (MAP 2018)
- $7,548 to general operating support for Forklift Danceworks
ABOUT THE PROJECT
My Park, My Pool, My City is a three-year artistic residency led by Forklift Danceworks in partnership with the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department’s Aquatics Division and several East Austin neighborhoods. Using collaborative art making, this project activates and amplifies civic engagement around the future of Austin’s pools. Each year for three years starting in 2017, My Park, My Pool, My City will focus on one East Austin neighborhood. In addition to three summer performances, Forklift Danceworks will host and participate in town hall gatherings, community workshops, film screenings, and – of course – pool parties leading up to and following each show. With My Park My Pool My City, Forklift Danceworks is bringing together citizens, city staff and policy makers in a creative participatory process that encourages people to talk about this policy issue as it unfolds.