Project 154 uses theatre, film and storytelling devices to empower the residents of Cedar Riverside to be advocates for their health care, create a dialogue about community health and use art as a means for overcoming stigmas and obstacles with healthcare. Project 154 connects community members, health care providers, artists and art to make impactful connections and better understandings of healthcare and its barriers.
Since 2017, Mixed Blood has hosted story circles, recorded video profiles, and hosted a community celebration to share back all that we have heard through Project 154.
In its next phase, Mixed Blood will support two emerging artists to ignite conversations around some of the key health issues that emerged from the community. In addition, a traveling exhibition entitled Health Exchange: Stories from our Neighborhood will be presented at healthcare institutions to share all of the stories, experiences, and lessons learned over the last two year.