Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Mural Art

Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program has received a $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The money will be used to engage people with mental health issues in public art making.

It’s called “The Porchlight Initiative” and it will engage people receiving mental health services in nine public art projects in North Philadelphia neighborhoods. Mural Arts staff will work closely with the city’s department of behavioral health, as well as mental health providers. Jane Golden, executive director of the mural arts program, says public art projects help people struggling with issues like mental illness and addictions.

Full article here by Maiken Scott

Posted by leahpeah on August 20th, 2010
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1 Comment a “Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Mural Art”

  1. Doreen Ashlee says:

    that is really great news.

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