Poetry on the Streets, LLC
Melanie Faranello is the founder of the acclaimed public art/social impact project, Poetry on the Streets (POTS), which was featured on NPR. Poetry on the Streets engages communities in creative self-expression, bringing people's words into public spaces to create social impact and highlight voices and stories from around the world.
She was chosen as a Creative Community Fellow with National Arts Strategies for the 2019 New England Cohort, and named one of "14 community organizers who create equity in the face of inequity," by The Pollination Project awarding grants globally in support of leaders to promote social change. See more about Poetry on the Streets' projects at the link above.
Interview with NPR, Where We Live! https://omny.fm/shows/where-we-live/universal-basic-income-might-be-coming-to-hartford?t=38m30s
Interview with NPR, All Things Considered! https://www.wnpr.org/post/hartfords-poetry-bus-moving-piece-public-art
Article in Hartford Business Magazine https://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/downtown-hartford-retail-space-on-allyn-st-to-launch-art-project
Interview by Greater Hartford Arts Council: https://letsgoarts.org/improving-state-of-mind-an-interview-with-poetry-on-the-streets/
Grant from Pollination Project, based in Berkeley, CA: https://thepollinationproject.org/grants-awarded/melanie-faranello-poetry-on-the-streets/
Poetry on Public Murals, Fall 2021
Poetry Bus: CT Public Transit The Poetry Bus, Spring 2021
Essential Voices from the Pandemic, 2020
Gallery Show: POTS, 2020