One Water Artist-in-Residence Program
The One Water Artist-in-Residence reflects the long-term commitment of the US Water Alliance to integrate arts and culture into all aspects of our work. We believe that partnering with artists and using creative interventions will advance and accelerate our ability to achieve a sustainable water future for all.
Using Arts and Culture to foster organizational growth
The Artist-in-Residence is an annual position for a socially engaged artist at the Alliance. While each residency will be unique according to the interest and skills of the artist, over time this program will help the Alliance develop new knowledge, ideas, and approaches to problem-solving and engagement. The residency provides a working artist with an opportunity to contribute to some of the most innovative water solutions happening in America by working in close partnership with the Alliance’s staff and national network.
Reflections from Benny Starr
Benny Starr writes on Juneteenth, the power of art and liberation, and his documentary, "Restoration: A Concert Film," which is being featured in national film festivals.
Earth Day 2021
Benny Starr discusses his "An Earth Day Score" playlist through a guest blog post for the Kresge Foundation to help us reflect on the connection between arts, music, and environmental protection.
Read Benny Starr’s reflection on being a 2021 Grist 50 Fixer and the power of art and water as we reimagine the way we live and connect with each other.
US Water Alliance team member Sara Allen and Benny Starr sit down for a virtual coffee to discuss his background, artistic inspirations, and new beginnings at the Alliance.