This year we have seen many social issues brought to the forefront, including systemic racism, voter suppression, gun violence, climate change, and the list goes on.
Our work at Carpe Diem Arts has always been focused on creating opportunities for artists of diverse backgrounds to unite, energize and inspire individuals and communities through the arts. We see our role as creating a safe space for personal growth and dialogue, allowing the arts to bring us together, from all backgrounds, ages, and walks of life.
To that end, we are adapting our "ArtVentures" initiative to create an Artists for Social Change program, employing visual, literary and performing artists to serve as guides to others in their learning journey---breaking down barriers, helping individuals and communities build agency, and providing an outlet for creative expression to better understand and reflect the world around us.
Students will have the opportunity to work with a remarkable group of teaching and performing artists, including award-winning recording artists, authors, and visual artists.
Check back for more information. Our anticipated program start time is early 2021.
NOTE: Feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you are a school administrator or classroom teacher, or if you are with a homeschool group, a parent pod, an after-school program, an arts council, a corporation, or a university and would like to schedule a series of classes or an individual event. We look forward to the chance of working with you to bring the arts to life during these trying times when positive engagement in the visual, literary and performing arts can make such a difference, for children, youth, adults and life-long learners.
P.S. Visit our sister organization Artivate (formerly Class Acts Arts) for other great artists and resources.