Year-End Appeal 2021

Dear Friend,
Your support has enabled our nonprofit organization to create art as a threshold to healing, recovery, and spiritual discovery for many through this tumultuous year. We not only transitioned from Medicine Wheel Productions to SPOKE with a new identity, new home on Summer Street, and new leadership. We also …
  • Launched the WeSPOKE Gallery Talks with artists discussing their work in response to climate change, health disparities, and racial justice.
  • Created YouthSpeak, a paid digital storytelling program for more than 60 young people, most living in public housing, with the Boston Housing Authority.
  • Commemorated 25 years of creative placemaking in S. Boston’s Dorchester Heights neighborhood with an outdoor event to unveil a powerful new community art project: The 12 Steps at No Man’s Land, a multicolored mosaic staircase created by teens from the Cushing House and Boston’s Ostiguy Recovery High School.
  • Worked alongside social service providers and teens to create a public art installation addressing the youth mental health crisis. One called Reaching Into Medfield on the campus of a former state mental hospital “a source of hope for how far we have come.”
  • Presented our 30th World AIDS Day art installation and vigil, Days Without Art: Touched in Times of Pandemic. More than 600 individuals experienced this epic work of collective memorial art, which garnered critical praise in the Boston Globe and other publications.
SPOKE’s success navigating the Covid-19 pandemic affirms that its commitment to catalyzing art’s unique power to heal and bridge cultural division is more necessary than ever. We could not have accomplished this without your support. Thank you!
Please consider a year-end gift to sustain that mission and match Linda and Brooks Zug’s generous support as we turn the wheel to 2022.
Sincerely,
The SPOKE Family

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