A city-wide creative collaboration born in Portland, Oregon in 2018, Gather:Make:Shelter creates new models of engagement and connection between people experiencing homelessness and poverty and those more fortunate. The project bridges art making, entrepreneurial skill building, and philanthropy through a direct, humanitarian effort within our community. The Gather:Make:Shelter Academy (2019-20) expands the project by fostering one-on-one creative collaborations between visual artists, painters, and poets, both housed and unhoused. Leadership roles are shared and new opportunities explored as we collectively shape the project.
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