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Perception (What's Behind the Door?) Project

DeAmon Harges Indianapolis, IN
2021-24: My project participates in my own community of the United Northwest (Indianapolis), which is on the edge of being gentrified. It is a primarily black and brown, low wealth community. It’s also where greatness unseen exists. I build on the relationships with residents to help them see they are needed, their gifts, talents, and contributions will be celebrated. It builds relationships by connecting people with stories, which normally wouldn’t be connected and seen.
DeAmon’s Grantee Cohort

A joint project of the Ministry in the City HUB and Walls-Ortiz Gallery at City Seminary, the Creative Community Care Virtual Residency brought together socially-engaged Christian creatives from New York City, Indianapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Charlotte, and Corsicana (Tx) for peer mentor support, learning, and sharing. In 2021, residents developed local projects in their respective cities, exploring creative practices of care in the context of community. Projects engaged the concerns and questions of the pandemic period (mutual aid, care re-imagined for social distance, etc.) at the intersection of the arts, learning, faith, and the city. In 2022, the resident pairs offered public online workshops. In 2024, a traveling group exhibition will be on display, starting in Santa Ana, CA.

DeAmon’s Ministry
Program focus: Arts