Who We Are
MissionThe Community Arts and Movement Project (C.A.M.P) empowers creative expression using art, media, education and urban sustainability to celebrate diversity, promote healthy living and connect efforts for social and environmental justice.
The Community Arts and Movement Project (CAMP) empowers creative expression using art, media, education and urban sustainability to celebrate diversity, promote healthy living and connect efforts for social and environmental justice. CAMP is located in the historic Cherokee Street neighborhood, a vibrant, mixed-income, and multi-ethnic neighborhood in south St. Louis, Missouri. CAMP is a collective of community members based in St. Louis building alternatives through our permaculture garden, art, foodshares, and performances. We seek to bring environmental and social justice to the world. We work to control our lives, resources and our community from the ground up. We build community from the grassroots through colorful, diverse, artistic, creative, and critical action. Through means of art, culture, media, open forums, open doors, event space and collaborative projects, CAMP provides a center for creative interaction and critical thinking for an open, welcoming community center for people of all ways of life.
The Community Arts and Movement Project (CAMP) is a community center dedicated to building a stronger and healthier community in St. Louis and beyond. Thriving in the CAMP building at the corner of Cherokee Street and Minnesota Avenue in south St. Louis, CAMP focuses on empowering creative expression, fostering interconnection, encouraging healthy living and eating and nourishing sustainability to create a more socially just world. The crossroads of CAMP span out into an extremely diverse range of incomes, races, cultures and ideas.
CAMP has been around for over ten years and has hosted hundreds of artistic and cultural events that celebrate diversity and encourage critical thinking. CAMP hosts community classes, community projects and artists in residence as part of the movement for a better world. From bicycle mechanics to language exchange, and community gardening to mural painting, cooking classes to nutrition education, community organizing to grassroots education, CAMP inspires a diverse set of activities in meeting its mission. We are unique in that we mix arts and culture with the movement for a better, more just world!
Most recently, the current particpants of CAMP have come together to create a Strategic Plan that will allow us to better communicate who we are to others, facilitate more participation from members and outline our programming in a concise manner.
Explore the links in the box to the right to find out more about our organization and click on the get involved link to find out how you fit in!