About Us

We engage young adults in the creative arenas to inspire activism and leadership in the local and global communities. We will connect with you in-person and virtually through a variety of program opportunities.

Programs

Apprenticeship

An industry-driven, high-quality career pathway to develop and prepare individuals for the workforce

Artist-in-Residency

An interdisciplinary curriculum that addresses social justice from an art perspective.

Mentorship

A 10-month intensive accelerated seminar integrated with globalism and intergenerational engagement.

Internship

A structured work experience for students related to academics and/or professional goals.

Connecting the Arts to Everyday You

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Outperformance

Companies that foster creativity among their workforce are 3.5 times more likely to outperform their peers.

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Engage

Art activities increase residents’ interest in getting involved in local issues and projects. Eighty-six percent of civic engagement participants want to be involved in future projects.

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Tolerance

More likely to have diverse friends. Participation in arts activities increases tolerance. Twelfth graders who participate in the arts are 40 percent more likely to have friends from different racial groups and are 29 percent less likely to feel that it is “okay” to make a racist remark.

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Reduced Disparity

REDUCTION IN INCOME DISPARITY From 2000–2010, more than 75 percent of diverse, low-income, and highly disadvantaged neighborhoods saw reductions in income disparity that directly correlated to the formation of new arts organizations within that community.

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Increased Value

Increase in property values. Having a cultural organization in a community has been shown to increase the nearby residential property values by up to 20 percent.

ARTS SUPPORT 4.92 MILLION JOBS Arts and culture employment nationwide increased 2.1% in 2015.

The total number of arts and culture jobs for the nation was 4.92 million.

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Artists

Kim Cook

C. Aviva Jobin-Leeds

Yonv Joseph

Erin Latham

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