We would like to thank the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for their $30,000 grant, which will support a cohort of San Jose, California-based Creative Community Fellows.
Creative Community Fellows is developed to support creative individuals working as change-makers in their communities. These Fellows use arts and culture as vehicles to drive physical and social transformations. Over eight-months, Fellows gain access to tools, training and a community of support that helps to fuel their visions for community change and action.
As San Jose faces tremendous population growth, Knight is working to support the urbanization of a traditionally sprawling city with a specific focus on Central San Jose. Their investments tap into the region’s creative energy and disruptive history to accelerate the city’s significance as a well-connected, transport-accessible hub for culture and innovation in the South Bay.
Working with partners in the public and private sectors, they support a range of projects from prototypes and pop-ups to in-depth research and sustained organizational support.