Connect Your City awards $1,000 to support small projects that increase connections in Pittsburgh–between communities, cultures, and generations.
Art at the ‘Mat from The National Lint Project
A public exhibition at Trey’s Laundromat in Brighton Heights which will host an installation of flying creatures made out of dryer lint donated by launderers and neighbors from around Pittsburgh.
Citizen’s Advisory Council and CONNECT-Back from Congress of Neighboring Communities (University of Pittsburgh)
A council of citizens engaged to bridge neighborhoods through policy focused solutions.
Friend-Field Postcard from Filepe Castelblanco and James Southard
The largest group portrait to ever be taken in Pittsburgh of residents of Friendship, Bloomfield, and Garfield, which will be printed and distributed as a free postcard to be sent by residents to one another across neighborhoods.
Front Street: Surround Sound for the Underground from Sara McCool
An interactive arts and culture talk show shot live and broadcast on the internet. Each episode revolves around a particular issue and showcases guests whose work is relevant to that topic.
Hazelwood Sister Circle Self Publication Workshop from POOR LAW
A self-publicized zine comprising topics of conversation discussed in the Hazelwood POOR LAW Sister Circle about community, violence, health, and wellness.
Hotspot from Sisters of the Lattice
A performance by Sisters of the Lattice, willfully conjoined techno-mystics, who work to deepen the connection between individuals and the technological devices they use every day.
Jazz Conversations from JAZZSPACE
Gatherings during which jazz music lovers can share stories, experiences, and music to bridge a widening gap between the generations.
Life is a Lab from Literary Arts Boom (The LAB)
A project that connects youth to older generations in Bloomfield, Garfield, and Friendship by having them listen to a true story, ask questions, and then retell the story through written words and imagery.
Made in PGH from Elliott Williams
A website repository of products made in Pittsburgh, the people and companies who make them, and groups that are focused on making in general.
Ninety: Pittsburgh in a Board Game from Adam Shuck and Alex Pazuchanics
A board game that takes players across all 90 of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods on a campaign of canvassing, fundraising, and attending events to become mayor of the whole city.
SIX x ATE from Casey Droege
A themed free dinner and lecture series promoting the local arts movement during which six artists are asked to present work while a cuisinier creates a three course meal.
Sleeping with Strangers from The Pittsburgh Hostel Project
A facilitation of conversations between individuals and groups that hold an interest in the Hostel, which will open in the Southside by the end of 2013.
Song for Pittsburgh from Jennifer Myers
A one-day performance piece during which six singers in six different Pittsburgh neighborhoods will sing the same song written by Jennifer for the city and the people of Pittsburgh.
We Are Here from Lindsay Dill and Adam Nelson
An online map of Pittsburgh “Third Places” and colorful signs that lead people to the identified community gathering places that create a sense of belonging and encourage community engagement.
Connect Your City projects are supported by the Social Innovation Exchange (SiX), a program brought to you by the Pittsburgh Foundation in concert with Pop City and The Sprout Fund with additional support from the Benedum Foundation, The Buhl Foundation, and an anonymous foundation. Learn more at sproutfund.org/six.