Art Centric Community Development
Eastman Community Projects (ECP) is a non-profit whose mission is to help communities become more art centric via design, art installations, community programs and events. The nonprofit was founded in October of 2017 by artist John Eastman.
The first project undertaken is a Building Facade Program, involving the renting and purchasing of garages, small buildings, and houses in the community of Swissvale, Pittsburgh, all of which will become sites for art installations and available for viewing. The exterior of the buildings will be wrapped in corrugated sheet metal and wood, with a gate facade erected in the front of each selected building, designating it as an art installation site. In some instances, just the sheet metal and wood frame Gate Facade will be installed. Inside each building will be an art installation on display and available for viewing on weekends or by appointment. Weekend guidance tours will be available and offer an explanation of the narrative, design, development and function of each installation. Periodically throughout the year (four times yearly), the art installation sites will be replenished with new installations.
The first Building Facade site (BF # 1) is on the corner of Nevada St and Arcadia Way which houses the small projects and planning studio of artist John Eastman.
The second Building Facade site (BF # 2) is located in the alleyway of Nevada St and Monarch Way, Swissvale will house internally a art installation of furniture created by artist john eastman.
Along with expanding the community’s exposure and awareness to art, the project is an attempt to engage the community to partake in the rebirth and revitalization of the community through art, and design concepts.
More information can be found at www.eastmancommunityprojects.org and WWW.ECPGO.org
ECP’s fiscal sponsor is The Pittsburgh Contingency, a registered Pennsylvania non-profit corporation with federal tax identification #45-5398705 and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charity under section 501©3 of the tax code. Your contribution/gift/donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.