ArtStart Grantees 2022-23

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Teen Music Production at Gant-Gilbert Arts Collective

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The Producer’s Edge
Teen Music Production at Gant-Gilbert Arts Collective

Project Summary

 

Producer’s Edge will lead an after-school teen music production program at the brand new Gant-Gilbert Arts Collective. This STEAM + Language Arts educational program will teach musical composition, audio engineering, and creative writing. Recording sessions will take place in a portable vocal booth where the students will create their own original songs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Through My Eyes

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Aurway, Inc.

Life Through My Eyes

Project Summary

 
Aurway will provide holistic arts programming to several Newark school communities through the presentation of an original musical Life Through My Eyes by Lawrence Dandridge coupled with collaboration from other local organizations ImSoYoga Newark and Aya Paper Co. to provide tools and services that will help students develop stronger relationships with both mental health awareness and practice using the arts as a primary catalyst.

 

Arts Always for All Take III

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Ivy Hill Vailsburg Center for Arts Culture and Community Activism, ACCA Creates!
Arts Always for All Take III

Project Summary

 

Ivy Hill Vailsburg Center for Arts Culture and Community Activism (ACCA) provides year-round arts and cultural classes – visual art/scene design, vocal music, piano, theater arts/scene design, dance, community activism, creative writing, poetry/short story, Tai Chi, and gentle stretch – to people of all ages.

This summer ACCA Creates will offer a combined step dance and piano workshop.

    

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the Future: An Intergenerational Arts Program

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{LIPS} Newark | Living Inkubator Performance Space

Back to the Future: An Intergenerational Arts Program

Project Summary

 
Artists take elders and youth “Back 2 the Future”, in a virtual intergenerational art program. Newark students at Roberto Clemente Elementary School and Elliott Street Elementary School will meet virtually with adult seniors living with first and mid-stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Students and adult seniors will explore theatre, art, poetry, and music together. A culmination session invites participants, students, school administration, and participating artists to celebrate works created during the program.

 

The Institute of Music for Children

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The Institute of Music for Children Community Institute

Project Summary

The Institute of Music for Children’s mission is to engage children and youth in artistic expression and the creative process.

Guided by its vision of HARMONY (Helping Achieve Responsible, Motivated, Optimistic, Neighborhood Youth), we are building a community of high-achieving citizens who are arts makers through professional instruction, mentorship, and family engagement.

Community Institute provides multi-media and performing Arts Residencies in three to five sites within Newark Public Schools.

 

GlassRoots Outside/Inside Newark Neighborhoods

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GlassRoots GlassRoots Outside/Inside Newark Neighborhoods

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GlassRoots has a history of collaborating with community-based organizations in local neighborhoods throughout Greater Newark, and we plan to build on these collaborations going forward.

Our participation at these festivals: addresses civic and social needs and empowers residents, stimulates creativity and community engagement, and engages diverse populations.

 

Healing Through the Arts

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Newark School of the Arts

Healing Through the Arts

Project Summary

“Healing Through the Arts” is a special event designed to provide opportunities for self-care, resiliency and healing through participation in arts activities. The event will feature visual arts courses in crafting and painting, yoga, meditation, dance, and music that will serve as a medium for expression to address and improve mental health and depression.

 

Conversation Centered Around Black Bodies: The Voices of Young People

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Yendor

Conversation Centered Around Black Bodies: The Voices of Young People

Project Summary

An honest exploration of race and intersectionality among young Black and Brown people in America. In this film series young actors will bring to life stories around the concerns and issues that plague youth, and open up important conversations about these challenges.

 

Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District's Young Artist Collective

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Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District’s Young Artist Collective

Project Summary

Young Artist Collective (YAC) is an arts meets tech education program for youth aged 10-17, Generation Alpha. It will provide them with knowledge and employable skills needed to be successful in the 21st Century.

YAC is aligned with Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District’s mission of planning, designing and developing a comprehensive arts and cultural district in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of downtown Newark.

 

Newark Rebellion: Art Activism Workshop

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Mighty Writers Newark Rebellion: Art Activism Workshop

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Newark Rebellion one-day showcase workshop, teens will learn to research play topics and write about cultural or historical issues such as the Newark Rebellion.

Teens will delve into Pia Wilson’s play, “Down Neck”, which is based on the 1967 Newark race conflict.

The workshop will culminate with students sharing their written works in the form of monologues, short screenplays, and narratives. Students learn performance writing and develop an understanding of theater.

 

 

KEEP ART ALIVE "An Interactive S.T.E.A.M. Summer Program"

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STEAM 4 URBN YOUTH, INC
KEEP ART ALIVE “An Interactive S.T.E.A.M. Summer Program”

Project Summary

STEAM URBAN is proud to present year two of KEEP ART ALIVE! “An Interactive S.T.E.A.M Summer Program. Expanding our programming capacity to provide 40 students, K-8, with a Nature infused, Plant Based, Pride of Self, and Community Exploration program they can feel empowered about. STEAM URBAN is an expressive arts and STEM-disciplined education program for Black and Brown students of all ages. We design innovative educational experiences taught by our Radical Educators.

 

Carter Glennon Center for Arts and Nature

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Carter Glennon Center for Arts and Nature

Carter Glennon Center for Arts and Nature

Project Summary

Carter-Glennon runs a one-week sleep away summer camp to be held on a college campus in New Jersey which will serve Newark youth. The program will allow students to develop skills on their current musical instrument under the guidance of professional musicians and to engage with nature through field trips to nearby hiking trails and arboretums, as well as experiencing a taste of college life in the atmosphere of Drew University.

 

Treasures of the Philippines

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Quitman St. Community School

Treasures of the Philippines

Project Summary

“Treasures of the Philippines” global arts enrichment program aims to expand students’ overall growth to give scholars a chance to become global citizens with a wider perception of the world. The purpose of these activities of painting, crafts and mural sessions is to develop adventurers who will begin to see, imagine, discuss, and place themselves at global man-made and natural landmarks from the Philippines to gain a better understanding about cultures, countries, and humanity.
Community Arts Crochet Club

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Arts ETC

Community Arts Crochet Club

Project Summary

We are looking for funding to support our Community Arts Program and to add a crochet club to address the need for SEL activities. Due to the pandemic, students need a variety of ways to cope with the new challenges they are facing. We feel adding the crochet club to our program is one way to address that need. The program runs after-school at Arts High School and would be open to all students.
"Pushcart Players' Diversity Initiative with Newark Arts"

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Pushcart Players

“Pushcart Players’ Diversity Initiative with Newark Arts”

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Pushcart Players supports educational performances in Newark schools. Pushcart will produce two new musicals that align with Pushcart’s Diversity Initiative. The ArtStart grant would pay for actor and stage manager salaries in addition to the playwright’s commission. As a result, performances would be discounted for underserved schools.
Pop Up Puppet Family Literacy Events

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Educational Arts Team

Pop Up Puppet Family Literacy Events

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Educational Arts Team will bring their Family Arts and Literacy events to four Newark Public Schools. These interactive and creative family workshops offer parents and caregivers an opportunity to be actively involved in their children’s academic and social growth, while helping build positive family relationships. The sessions engage families in storytelling and puppetry activities that encourage creative expression, strengthen language arts learning, and support the development of communication and interpersonal skills
Newark PorchFest 2022

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Forest Hill Community Association

Newark PorchFest 2022

Project Summary

Newark PorchFest, a celebration of community arts, returns on 9/24/22 with the following goals:

• Provide a free, fun event that brings diverse arts programming to residents & visitors

• Showcase local musicians & artists (professional & amateur)

• Provide positive promotion while continuing to build pride and a sense of community for Newark, the North Ward & the Forest Hill Historic District

• Raise funds to support community arts initiatives

Tubman Monument Poetry Videos

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DreamPlay Media

Tubman Monument Poetry Videos

Project Summary

We will produce a series of poetry videos inspired by the prospective Harriet Tubman Monument / Tubman Square in Newark.

These engaging videos will be produced locally and will feature up to four local poets who are being commissioned by the City of Newark to create original works.

 

Abenaavi Arts: Art & Tech

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Jojo Abenaavi Wright

Abenaavi Arts: Art & Tech

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Abenaavi Arts: Art & Tech (AAAT) program provides creative guidance to Newark’s young artists giving them hands-on experience in creating and preparing art for digital displays, such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Youth in AAAT gain experience designing the layout, atmosphere, and displays in a virtual art gallery.

AAAT aims to

  • Reduce the digital divide
  • Empower our youth to create in Newark
  • Empower youth to share and profit on a global scale.

 

Planet Newark

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Al-Munir LLC

Planet Newark

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Planet Newark is a multidisciplinary approach to reducing the impacts of violence & trauma in the North Broadway and South Broad St neighborhoods.

Planet Newark utilizes placemaking and arts & culture therapy to combat racism & poverty by empowering Black & Brown Newark Youth to engage in urban farming, community mapping, theater arts, and public art creation.

 

Autumn Notes

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Keys 2 Success Autumn Notes

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“Autumn Notes” is a Garden Concert Series jointly hosted by Keys 2 Success (K2S), Kids In BusinessⓇ (KIB), and ACCA Creates!.

These three organizations share a common goal of serving young children in the most underserved areas of Newark.

Hosting performances at nontraditional locations will change perceptions of Newark and catalyze further collaboration with other communities to address related family and community needs such as good nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Charter School Podcasting Workshop

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Discovery Charter School Discovery Charter School Podcasting Workshop

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Discovery Charter School students will create a podcast allowing them to share their unique perspectives as elementary and middle school students in this unprecedented time.

Led by Discovery teacher Cheryl Rogers, whose experience in the arts, journalism, and radio make her the ideal mentor.

The students will explore storytelling through the medium of podcasting, while learning professional radio production skills including recording, mixing and editing.

 

Creative Rag Doll Work Shops

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Hector Perez Creative Rag Doll Work Shops

Project Summary

Rag dolls are a practice of handicrafts in many traditional societies. Through this type of art, we explore the intersectionality of gender, race, class, and ethnicity. Our Creative Rag Doll Projects empower individuals in vulnerable and underserved communities.

We work together to further serve the needs of senior adults who benefit from creative outlets that enhance their skills and provide an opportunity for mental/emotional stimulation.

 

ROLE: Repertory Onstage Learning Experience

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SAS PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY and STUDIOS INC. ROLE: Repertory Onstage Learning Experience

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SAS Performing Arts, is dedicated to grow, sustain, and educate our community by presenting classic and contemporary works in various genres that are fully accessible and cost-efficient. We focus on emerging artists to help them study and achieve their goals in a safe, inclusive, socially impactful, and relevant environment. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization as we strive to fulfill our core values: Study…Create…Focus…Achieve..and Perform.

 

Obscura Darkroom

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Obscura Darkroom Obscura Darkroom

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Obscura Darkroom’s mission is to educate on the beauty and importance of photography as an artistic medium and offer low-cost access to a darkroom for Newark residents and the student population. Obscura Darkroom will offer darkroom hours, photography classes, workshops and a gallery dedicated to analog photography.

Photography can be either a primary or supplementary tool in telling stories and forms of artistic expression for local community removing barriers to their participation in self- expression.

 

SUN PRINTS PROJECT

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Newark Print Shop

SUN PRINTS PROJECT

Project Summary

Newark Print Shop’s “Sun Prints Project” will introduce area youth to sun printing using nature as inspiration.

Sun prints, also known as cyanotypes, are a photographic process using light-sensitive paper to reproduce images of plant specimens.

Through this initiative, Newark Print Shop will partner with Apiary in the Sky Community Garden to offer a series of fun and engaging sun printing workshops, engaging area youth in skills-based learning of this exciting form of printmaking.

 

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Great quotes from our grantees!

Thank you Jeremy Johnson. The arts are an essential part of Newark’s renaissance. We are grateful to recieve Newark Arts support for our Beat the Blight Campaign, where we are cleaning up, securing and adding arts murals to vacant, abandoned properties in Upper Clinton Hill to fight crime!

Clinton Hill Community Action

ArtStart Grantee 2020-21

Newark Arts has been our trusted partner since the beginning, launching our first S.T.E.A.M. Summer camp…the Keys on Tour program…our second site at Pennington Court…..and now, we are so excited to receive the 2020-2021 ArtStart Grant for “Keys and the Orchestra”! #thebestisyettocome #newarkstrong

Keys 2 Success

ArtStart Grantee 2020-21

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