In 2017, the following 10 projects were announced by Americans for the Arts as the finalists for the 2017 Robert E. Gard Award, which honors projects from the last year that have integrated the arts into the community in meaningful, measurable ways. Members were invited to help select the winner, and the 2017 Gard Award was ultimately given to the RedCan Graffiti Jam.
Please click boxes to view a full-sized image as well as the project description and partners. And be sure to check out this year's projects!
Seeing Spartanburg In a New Light
The Somewhere Project: A Citywide Exploration of West Side Story
AS IS by Nick Cave
RedCan Graffiti Jam
Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration
San Francisco Chinatown Alleyways Project
Winston-Salem Community Innovation Lab
The Unified Players
Out of the Box