On Tuesday, August 13 at 11:30am Amanda Clem interviews Tomas Valladares about the Portland Street Art Alliance.
Tomas Valladares is a local creative producer and cofounder of the Portland Street Art Alliance, a nonprofit with a mission to advance street art culture by empowering artists to activate the spaces where we live, work, and play.
"Portland Street Art Alliance (PSAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon. Since 2012, Portland Street Art Alliance has managed over 95 commissioned and publicly-funded projects. We’re a network of artists, academics, and professionals working to facilitate art projects in the city. We document public art history, assist emerging artists with career development, offer internships, facilitate educational forums, host interpretive tours, and provide online platforms for community-building. PSAA advocates for artists by working with the City and stakeholders to develop more equitable and inclusive policies and programs.
Portland Street Art Alliance provides access to resources, networking platforms, and professional development opportunities for Pacific Northwest street artists. In the past two years, PSAA has facilitated commissioned work resulting in over $160,000 paid to working artists. Since its founding in 2012, PSAA has managed over 95 private and publicly-funded street art projects, collaborating with hundreds of artists in the region. In 2018, PSAA served more than 2,500 community members through educational programming, tours, and community events. PSAA is actively transforming the public art landscape by developing more inclusive place-based programs which aim to increase access to art for everyone in the city."
For more information visit the Portland Street Art Alliance website: http://www.pdxstreetart.org/