Photo credit: Leslie the Pony Lion and Amy. Photo © Sara Muskulus

Community Art and Civic Engagement Program Overview

The FirePony Creative Society Community Art and Civic Engagement program builds on the vision and mission of the FirePony Creative Society organization.

This program seeks to help attract, inspire, and nurture a diverse community in order to celebrate and encourage year-round experiments in the creation of art, a culture of play, and the collective sharing of ideas and skills.

Specifically, CACE develops and executes highly interactive, innovative, community-focused and community-driven projects, and supports and funds artists and organizations around the mid-Atlantic region to do the same. Such projects may include:

  • Works of art that prioritize community involvement in their development, execution and display.
  • Training sessions to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and ideas among artists and community leaders.
  • Programming to highlight civic responsibility, strengthen the fabric of local community, and affect change through personal participation, cooperation, and collaboration.

We encourage artists and organizations that share a passion for the burner ethos and demonstrate a commitment to bringing participatory, interactive art, or forward-thinking collaborative projects to their communities to get involved.

Learn more about the CACE Grant Program here.