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 (CBOs), the City of Richmond, 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 order to achieve this vision, Healthy Richmond and East Bay Center are working together to commission 10 site-specific resident/artist collaborative works. These include the commission of a creatively-designed physical RMap and an innovative, interactive, digital version highlighting events in Richmond ranging from intimate performances and discussions to citywide peace walks and festivals. Each aspect serves to highlight the seen and unseen beauty places in of Richmond, uplift the voices and perspectives of its residents, elevate self-identified issues of struggling neighborhoods, and increase the equity of social, cultural, and economic capital shared between the city, the organizations, and the people whom they represent.

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