Taller Puertorriqueño is a community-based cultural organization dedicated to preserving, developing, and promoting Puerto Rican arts and culture, along with other Latino cultural expressions and common roots, aiming to build connections among the local community, the broader region, and the Puerto Rican and Latino diasporas. It presents exhibitions and events on-site as well as educational outreach and other community programs around the city.
Textile workshops led by designers from Guatemala and Puerto Rico instruct teen and adult Fairhill and Kensington residents on weaving methods, natural dye techniques, and lace traditions, culminating in a collaborative fabric sculpture and a photography exhibition documenting the project. Community residents receive hands-on training to design, fabricate, and market their own textile work, exploring how collective artmaking can support cultural preservation for diasporic communities.
The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.