Become a Partner
Groundswell seeks partners to collaborate on and commission public art to bring important issues and perspectives to light, engage communities, and activate under-utilized spaces into active sites of public dialogue for years to come.
Creating Dynamic Partnerships
Each Groundswell mural follows a beautiful, transformative process, guided by the vision of our youth, artists, and community partners.
To ensure that every Groundswell project is a successful collaboration, we look for partners who are:
- Committed to our process.
- Do you understand the importance of youth development?
- Do you have flexibility for change throughout the process?
- Aligned with our mission.
- Are you willing to address and combat racism on internalized, interpersonal, institutional, and systemic levels?
- Are you willing to collaborate on art that is explicitly social justice centered?
- Willing to identify a team representative of their community and constituencies.
- Can you identify a liaison on site and a point-person for frequent communication?
- Can you designate representatives of your diverse stakeholders (such as youth, elders, and parents) to share decision-making power?
- Authentically invested in their community.
- Do you demonstrate love for your community?
- Are you willing to identify what impact you want to have in your community through the mural?
- How do you anticipate using your mural(s) after the project is over?
Does this sound like your organization?
If you feel like your organization is a good fit for a Groundswell collaboration, apply to become a community partner through the link below. A member of our team will follow up with you. Please note that an application does not guarantee a mural.
If you are a property owner and you are interested in donating a wall to Groundswell for a mural, there is a separate form you can fill out which you can find on our Donate a Wall page.
One major way to support Groundswell’s work is through the donation of a wall. Through their donation, wall owners contribute to their neighborhoods by offering a public platform for youth empowerment and community dialogue.