Creating a more equitable and sustainable water future through working with artists and creative practices.
We are excited to continue to partner with the US Water Alliance to integrate artists and creative processes into the work of the water sector in the service of a more just and sustainable water future. Our work has included helping to develop a blueprint and accelerator for utilities and water leaders who want to partner with artists and integrate culture into their work. We also helped design and are supporting the Alliance’s in-house Artist in Residence program.
Helicon partnered with the US Water Alliance and ArtPlace America to document "bright spots" where arts and culture are advancing sustainable, integrated and equitable water management. This report provides a framework for action and case studies.
Helicon helped design an accelerator for water utility and artist collaborations to make progress on local water and climate issues. The first accelerator cohort includes Tuscon, AZ; Madison, WI; Central Arkansas; and Philadelphia, PA.
Helicon helped design and execute the inaugural artist-in-residence program at the Alliance. The residency provides a working artist with an opportunity to contribute to some of the most innovative water solutions happening in America, by working in close partnership with the Alliance’s staff and national network.