Catalytic Projects

By approaching difficult water challenges in new ways, namely using arts and culture, the District hopes to enhance the possible outcomes.

This work is guided by the US Water Alliance’s Advancing One Water through Arts and Culture: A Blueprint for Action, and is being supported by their Water, Arts and Culture Accelerator Program

Both the Accelerator program and the Blueprint stress the importance of building relationships and building capacity. To do this, we take a lesson from chemistry – catalysts. They help kickstart and/or speed up a reaction. To springboard programming and activate the space, the District will develop, fund and execute a series of catalytic projects, guided by a team of creative collaboration advisors.