The mass incarceration of 2.3 million Americans has created an underclass of people who feel alienated, isolated, and ill equipped to successfully reintegrate into society. On the Same Page UNITED implements nationally a successful Washington, DC program that uses poetry to forge understanding and connection across the bars.
Our aim is to continue growing the concept of bringing arts as an integrated service and therapeutic tool to hospitals globally.
The pilot program initiated in Kochi, India, has become a huge success and moreover a self-sustainable integral part to the hospital's daily activities.
Writopia Lab is an award-winning, not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens through creative writing. The Ideas Award would allow Writopia L.A. to provide once-a-week creative writing workshops for 30 underserved middle school students in Inglewood, CA, throughout the 2015-16 academic year. Our open, safe, and nurturing space would provide at-risk youth ...more »
The Urgent Beauty Squad organizes local Los Angeles artistic and production resources and applies them to the inequality of access to beautiful environments in public space. As these aesthetic interventions are documented and distributed via media, money from the licensing and sale of the outputs of these interventions stick to local talent and develop the local economy. The Urgent Beauty Squad is a concrete expression ...more »
A collection of 15 minute educational videos, suitable for teachers and for classroom use in the United States and around the world, that will help classroom teachers to connect artistic practice to ELA instruction. Featured artists: Woetzel, Gehry, Woodard, Hancock,