Project:Wynwood Presents Re-imagining the Arts in Wynwood
Organized by: Wynwood Map
Jose de Diego Middle School is nestled in the Northwest corner of Wynwood, next to another veteran institution, the Bakehouse Arts Complex. As a public Title I school with just under 700 students, its funding for any arts program has long been gutted. The juxtaposition of the building's towering whitewashed walls with the adjacent maze of vibrant Wynwood murals is immediately apparent.
The proposed project, headed by the Wynwood Arts District Association in partnership with WynwoodMap.com, would bring together a coalition of non-profits, organizations, corporate partners, businesses, City agencies, artists, musicians, and the JDD staff and administration. The common goal would not only be to bring color and inspiration to the walls of the school, but also launch a long term fundraising campaign during the week of Art Basel. With a goal of $500,000. These funds would be used to support the creation of an arts and music magnet program at JDD.
The common goal would not only be to bring color and inspiration to the walls of the school, but also host a premier fundraising event to help us meet our goal, during the week of Art Basel, which would support a magnet arts and music program at the middle school.
We know our goal is hefty, rest assured it is going to the right place. Here is where each penny will be spent:
- Salary for Arts and Music Teachers (2 school years)
- Arts and Music Programs and Supplies (year round)
- Events for Students with World Renowned Artists (year round)
- Supplies for Artists Painting the School for this Project (includes paint, lifts, ladders, etc.)
To see live progress of this project search #ProjectWynwood on Instagram.