The PES AIR Program is an annual initiative that invites four visual or multidisciplinary artists to Newark, NJ, to create work around social impact. The mission of the program is multifaceted and is intended to benefit both artists-in-residence and a larger audience or public. The program has been put in place to support artists both through introduction of new conceptual material and through engagement with new audiences. Within this aim, the program strives to create a symbiotic relationship between the artist and audience as a conduit for new artistic practice and intervention. The program’s final mission is to expose and encourage social discourses and narratives that are often overlooked or uncomfortable.