Terra Moto Inc.

Art At Work/Terra Moto Inc. mission is to create large and small-scale multidisciplinary arts projects that seek to measurably increase communities’ resilience, economic vibrancy and civic engagement. Committed to reflecting humanity’s wisdom and struggles with projects of high artistic quality, Terra Moto’s work includes visual, musical and literary arts, performance, civic dialogues, residencies, workshops and gatherings. Through these endeavors, Terra Moto seeks to engage creativity’s imaginative intelligence in addressing the challenges of contemporary society with a primary focus on care of the environment.

Founded in 1989, Terra Moto Inc. is a multi-disciplinary nonprofit arts organization (501(c)(3)) that brings the imaginative reach and transformative power of creativity into civic life.

Since 2000, under Executive Director Marty Pottenger's leadership, Terra Moto Inc. has focused on performance, community arts projects and arts-based civic dialogues.

Since 2007, Terra Moto's core project has been Art At Work, a national initiative to improve municipal government through strategic arts projects with city employees, unions, elected officials and community. Piloted in partnership with the City of Portland Maine, Art At Work is currently establishing partnerships with 3 additional cities for 3 year pilots.

Interested cities are encouraged to send an email to


Primary support for Art At Work and Terra Moto Inc has come from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Samuel L. Cohen Foundation, and Nathan Cummings Foundation with additional support from Maine Community Foundation, Rines Thompson Fund, Maine Arts Commission, Maine Humanities Council, the Center for Cultural Exchange, New England Foundation for the Arts, Lila Wallace Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Kellogg Foundation, Americans for the Arts, Animating Democracy Initiative, New York State Council on the Arts, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Artslink, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

* Terra Moto and Executive Director Pottenger’s award-winning performance projects include City Water Tunnel #3 (OBIE); Abundance:  Money and America (Seattle Time's Ten Best); and home land security (Best of Portland). For more information visit www.martypottenger.com


Contributions to the work of Terra Moto are fully tax-deductible and deeply appreciated.

Terra Moto Inc. Board and Officers 2010 - 2012


Board of Trustees


Azadeh Khalili, Brooklyn, NY

Former Deputy Commissioner Immigration and Refugee Affairs

City of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg


Joe Lambert, Berkeley, CA

Director of the Center for Digital Storytelling


Alvan Colón Lespier, New York, NY

Artistic Director, Pregones Theater

Executive Board Member, Association of Performing Arts Presenters


Robbie McCauley, Boston, MA

Professor of Performing Arts, Emerson College


Marty Pottenger, Portland, ME

Artist, Activist, Executive Director Terra Moto Inc.


Terra Moto Inc. Officers

Marty Pottenger, President, Portland, ME

Artist, Activist, Executive Director of Terra Moto Inc.


Katy Taylor, Secretary, New York, NY

Sr. Program Director, Mayor’s Office of Adult Education

City of New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg


Bev Dacey, Treasurer, Portland, ME

Accountant; Center for Cultural Exchange Board Sect/Treasurer