Dick Zigun founded Coney Island USA in 1980 as a resident arts organization located within Brooklyn's famed amusement park. He is interested in the sociology of art and he has invented many collaborative frameworks for others to work within such as the annual Mermaid Parade, Sideshows by the Seashore, Burlesque at the Beach and several mural projects over the past twenty-five years. An early supporter of the project, Zigun encouraged Powers and Creative Time to work with concessionaires and rides that would benefit most from being involved with Dreamland, and introduced the idea to many of the participating businesses. Coney Island USA has also provided logistical support for Dreamland and has functioned as an ongoing liaison with the community.

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