The Communities of Opportunity Mural Program's (COMP) goal is to use murals to promote and better the mental health of humans by transforming their neighborhoods, towns and cities through an inclusive public art making program. Through a series of community meetings we aim to create public works of art that not only include local residents in the execution but employ them as the creators of the content. In doing so, a new found sense of community pride and togetherness is formed and by enlisting the next generation in it’s creation you can taste the change it will bring.
Murals promote change in a residents perception about their neighborhood and in the long term, murals can serve as a catalyst for social change. A murals ability to bring people together, to find common meaning and shared purpose is nothing short of magical.
By engaging community partners and residents in the creation and execution of the mural you are providing a unique opportunity of self expression as well as offering a newfound sense of ownership and pride for the place where someone calls home.
Let's be honest, public art has the power to change. It brings people together, beautifies and enriches the lives of everyone it touches.