SDC grew out of an earlier residency project at Grand Centeral Art Center conducted in the City of Santa Ana. Our goal for the StoryCircle project was to create cross-sector partnerships between community organizations, academic institutions, residents, youth and local municipalities. In 2012/2013, SDC was awarded a $100,000 art commission funded by Related LA and the City of Santa Ana. As an aspect of this community engaged public art project we worked with Garfield Elementary School to provide an arts based curriculum to 700 elementary school students. I worked closely with the local community to define the scope and shape of my project. I hired and managed artists, arts educators and co-developed an arts curriculum for the elementary school. I also worked with fabricators, photographers, city planners, architects to build and install a public artwork. StoryCircle, our public art project was installed and reached completion in July 2013.