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Graffiti Reframed


A collaboration between the Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District and NORDIK.  This one-year project, Graffiti Reframed, was a community engagement strategy brought together a diversity of people and organizations that aided in the broad based understanding of graffiti by gathering perspectives of youth participants and the public.  Graffiti Reframed addressed the identified need for understanding graffiti, the forces driving creation, and community attitudes toward graffiti itself, that emerged from the Downtown Dialogue in Action research; a partnership between the John Howard Society, Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and NORDIK that developed a strategic action plan for social development in the downtown core.  


Jude Ortiz, Liz Cooke, Sean Meades, and Dr. Gayle Broad

Sharon Hunter, Cameron Dutchak and Mistr Tahti lead the skills and mural development.

Funders and Partners:

  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Northern Ontario Heritage Corporation
  • Art Gallery of Algoma
  • Cases Music
  • 180 projects
  • 360 SSM Media Arts Collective
  • Neighbourhood Resource Centre (Gore St.)
  • Steel City Motorsports




Graffiti Reframed Final Report