We create collaborative public art and engagement projects with and for water.
Water Bar & Public Studio's Co-Directors are practicing public artists with over a decade of experience collaborating with diverse organizations, businesses, and communities. We work with a network of other artists, designers, and facilitators to produce public art and engagement projects that serve water, deepen relationships, and transform culture.
What makes our COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS unique?
In all of our work, we put relationships first, prioritizing shared goals and learning over hierarchical decision-making or pre-determined outcomes.
We believe that putting a reciprocal process ahead of formal planning means we can meet the goals of all partners while building collective capacity to think and act creatively, and to work together in complex and challenging contexts. Our projects build community across difference, and lead to new and deeper understanding of the value of water and collaboration.
Tapping into our network of artists and other creative people who do this work in many different places and networks, we can design and facilitate projects that advance ecological understanding and action while creating other social benefits for those involved. Our artistic and design work offers our partners practical solutions to complex public engagement challenges, as well as inspiration, education, and leadership development.
We work with a wide range of private organizations, public agencies, nonprofits, and their audiences. When you hire Water Bar & Public Studio to work with you, you're also hiring working artists, helping to sustain a creative economy through meaningful collaborative work.
With over a decade of experience in project management, cultural organizing, exhibit design, facilitation, media production, and a range of related services - we can assist your organization or businesses with almost any type of creative or communication project. Use this form to begin a conversation.
We are available for one-off events or longer-term projects.