Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) is one of six organizations participating in the Community Development Investments (CDI) program. For more information about the program itself, click here.
Over the course of three years, CIHA will receive $3 million to incorporate arts and cultural strategies into its core work by exploring new techniques for developing neighborhood revitalization work that brings arts and culture to the table at the planning stages. The ArtPlace America grant along with their ongoing support and partnership will allow CIHA to explore new and innovative ways of building community.
What have we been up to lately?
CIHA, through our ArtPlace funding, has participated in the Transforming Adults Only (TAO) events through a sponsorship to help support community engagement efforts by the TAO team. We hope to learn some immediate lessons based on the TAO teams outreach successes and failures in order to bring some of those tools to scale. More info on TAO here
CIHA continues to work with local arts groups to make use of the space at the "Church of Love" on Spenard Road. Most recently, Momentum Dance, used the space for rehearsals for their latest production.
We've also been making some interior cosmetic upgrades to make the space more user friendly for future collaborations.
What's coming up in the future?
More activities at the Church and opportunities for the community to share their Spenard stories with us. Stay tuned!
Our latest update can be viewed here: ArtPlace Blog
To view the full list of organizations participating in the Community Development Investments program, please visit www.artplaceamerica.org.