A Jewishly Inspired Public Art Movement
Be the change 2022
3 cities across the US.
18 pieces of public art in each city by local emergent artists.
30+ community partnerships.
1 movement to inspire change.
Nayana LafondDomestic Violence
Caron TabbHate Crimes & Antisemitism
Carolyn LewenbergEnvironmental Justice
Our Family Tree
Jason TalbotRacial Bias in the Justice System
Ngoc-Tran VuMental Health, Trauma, and Healing
Sam Mendoza FraimanTransgender Rights
map of be the change 2022 in The Fenway!
Creative Partner: Cincy NiceArtist: Michael Coppage
Creative Partner: PAR-ProjectsArtist: Dezyre Gordon
Hate and Extremism
Creative Partner: ishArtist: Judith Serling Sturm
Housing and Homelessness
Creative Partner: WordPlay CincyArtist: Sharareh Khosravani
Coming Spring 2023.
All Events are Free to the Public
In Boston, the Jewish Arts Collaborative , is the lead producer of Be the Change launching the national project in August of 2022 in the Fenway neighborhood in Boston. Artist Caron Tabb was inspired to create the exhibit concept in partnership with Ruth Messinger (former CEO and President of American Jewish World Service).
From there, Ish takes the lead in Cincinnati, in collaboration with Cincy Nice, in Fall 2022 and then the Skirball Center for the Arts in Los Angeles in 2023.
Making Real Change: Using Art to Drive Policy
The Be the Change sculptures make space for us all to understand how we can make change in our community. To guide this, each piece in Be the Change is underpinned by active legislation, defined in collaboration with JALSA (Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action).
made possible by
Dennis Schuman Charitable Foundation
The Jewish Arts Collaborative, lead producer, launches in the Boston Fenway area in Fall 2022 in collaboration with Samuels & Associates .
Ish takes the lead in Cincinnati, in collaboration with Cincy Nice in Fall 2022 (September – November).
The Skirball Cultural Center in LA joins us in 2022/2023 (details TBD).
Tzedek Box will be a lead online partner, co-hosting events, and conversation via their Tzedek Box app throughout the duration of the project.
Boston Program Partners
Partnerships with diverse local organizations are central to Be the Change. Each of the host cities will partner community groups, schools, senior centers, and more to engage community through the art.
Eastern Woodlands Rematriation Collective
Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston