Tracie Pouliot, Chair City Community Workshop
Grantee Name: Tracie Pouliot
Project Name: Chair City Community Workshop
Grant Location: Gardner, Massachusetts
Funding Partner: Our 2016 Crowdfunding Donors
Project Description: The Chair City Community Workshop is a public letterpress and bookbinding workshop that combines oral history, art, book-making, industry, celebrations, and dialog to engage a diverse range of community members to address the many issues our community faces in the wake of deindustrialization. The heart of this project is to honor working class identity. The funds will be focused on leadership development amongst working class people, expanded Workshop hours and community involvement, and a pilot program to create a self-funding arm of the project in which we offer our artistic and printing services to non-profit organizations on a sliding scale.