COYOTE  |  Creativity In Action

CITYWORKS

CITYWORKS

Cityworks is a year-round program in which Coyote youth work with professional artists to create site-specific art. It is an opportunity for Coyote’s young artists and alumni to hone their skills
while also developing their identity as artists. A corps of youth artists is put together for each CityWorks project.
Over 300 Cityworks artists have created site-specific installations since 1987.


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GOALS

  • Introduce young people to the power of public art

  • Build young people’s connection to and investment in their community

  • Provide young people with a forum for sharing their voice and perspective

  • Foster collaboration among diverse youth as they develop ideas around a central theme

  • Create well thought-out and skillfully produced artwork that speaks to the larger community

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SUCCESS

Over 300 young CityWorks artists have connected with their community by creating public art and performances since 1987. Seeing their work in prominent public venues gives these young artists a sense of accomplishment and civic pride, and connects them to the issues and welfare of their community in new ways.


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SCOPE

Each project is designed and created by 6-12 Coyote youth who work alongside experienced public artists to dream up and execute the art or performance. Projects typically take 20-30 hours of work over the course of a few weeks. Every project is different and built to specifications. DREAM BIG!


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CITYWORKS FOR YOUTH ARTISTS

I’m a youth and I want to be involved in CityWorks!


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CITYWORKS FOR INDIVIDUALS + BUSINESSES

I’m interested in commissioning Coyote for a project!

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CITYWORKS FOR SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

CityWorks began as a self-sustaining program in which businesses paid commissioning fees to cover the costs of artist fees and materials. Coyote now also offers its CityWorks projects to social service organizations, local non-profits, and neighborhood groups for little or no fee.