Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Community Art Collaborative

The Community Art Collaborative (CAC) is a newly formed non-profit focused on facilitating public art programs to help communities across the United States use art as a healing modality.

 In May of 2020, co-founders Meclina Gomes Priestley and Jennifer MacIver Edwards, found themselves — like many Americans — profoundly concerned about the emotional state of communities facing the COVID pandemic, economic strife, and social injustice. Building upon the public art movement that aims for art to be a more consistent occurrence in our communities and daily lives, they created the CAC to support the creation of art installations as a way to help communities process and heal together. 

The CAC offers communities an avenue to create expressive public art, to include a diverse cross section of the communites they serve. A central concept of CAC is to offer individuals, families, and organizations an opportunity to contribute a small piece to the larger piece of art, bringing communities together around a central idea.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Meclina
Job Title/Position: 
Co-Founder
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 3633
Plymouth, MA 02360
Physical Address: 
PO Box 3633
Plymouth, MA 02360
Last Name: 
Gomes

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - Poetry
Multi-Disciplinary
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Visual/Crafts - Glass
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Visual/Crafts - Textile Weaving
Year Founded: 
2021
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Geographic Reach: 
National

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors