Richmond Living Map Project

The Center has a rich history of well-established partnerships with neighborhood councils, local youth-focused organizations, and public health agencies that serve our students, as well as other nonprofit organizations. Through project-based learning and community service, these partnerships provide our students with a wider context for the value of community connections and a deeper appreciation for their local, regional, and global impact. In the midst of celebrating 50 years of dedicated service to the youth and families of Richmond, the Center continues to re-imagine the way that visual and performing arts connect, inform, and empower our students to create positive social change.

The Richmond Living Map Project, also known as RMap, is a collaborative project born out of a Healthy Richmond initiative where dozens of community-based organizations, City of Richmond, CA - Local Government, and thousands of citizens are committed to “Changing the Narrative” of Richmond to reflect the resilience, potential, and promise of its youth, adults, and families.

In 2017, Healthy Richmond and East Bay Center for the Performing Arts worked together to commission 10 site-specific resident/artist collaborative works, ranging from intimate performances and discussions to citywide peace walks and festivals. Each of these events served to highlight culturally important places on the RMap, to uplift the voices and perspectives of Richmond residents, to elevate self-identified issues of struggling neighborhoods, and to increase the equity of social, cultural, and economic capital shared between the city, the organizations, and the people whom they represent.

In 2019, Healthy Richmond and East Bay Center are updating the RMap. An new version of Rmap is in the works now!

Any questions? Contact rmap@eastbaycenter.org.

Click here to view a more inclusive and interactive version of the RMap

Click here if you are an RMAP partner and would like to book a performance for an event

Download the PDF of our RMAP Frequently asked questions

Ezra Bristow

Production Assistant