NOW MORE THAN EVER, IT IS TIME TO STAND TOGETHER FOR THE HEALING POWER OF THE ARTS!
ART FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION. We train and empower the next generation of leaders to utilize dance and the expressive arts as a catalyst for change and transformation in their communities, and throughout the world.
OUR VISION FOR 2017. The Tamalpa ArtCorps is poised to expand in new and dynamic directions. With your help, we can reach our goals for 2017 and beyond by focusing on three key areas: People, Programs, and Projects
PEOPLE. We wish to continue to provide and expand the base of ArtCorps scholarships for exceptional students, particularly in communities of color, and for young community advocates who don’t have the resources to attend our training programs. We envision a total of 6 full scholarships with a total cost of $40,000
PROJECTS. All students in our professional training program are required to participate in the Tamalpa ArtCorps. In consultation with the faculty, each student develops a project proposal to serve a group or community in need. We hope to continue this support as well as create a larger base of sustainable projects throughout the world. In addition, Tamalpa will provide internship opportunities for ArtCorps Leaders so that they can participate and gain experience in creating and facilitating social-action projects. We envision development costs in the range of $10,000 - $15,000
PROGRAMS. We provide the necessary funding for art supplies and other training materials to bring the Tamalpa work into places where such supplies are simply out of financial reach. We are committed to extending community grants to help our ArtCorps leaders bring this important work into jails, hospitals, homeless shelters, and community centers internationally. The cost for these programs is in the range of $30,000
Here are just a few of the healing-arts programs we hope to offer in 2017:
- San Francisco, CA – A dance-based educational program for multiracial and homeless children from diverse backgrounds
- Oakland, CA – A workshop series for immigrants and refugees
- Calcutta, India – Workshops for women and child survivors of human trafficking
- Argentina– An art program in one of the largest slums in Buenos Aires
Additionally, in 2017 we hope to initiate the development of the Tamalpa ArtCorps Leadership Training, a new certification program that will focus exclusively on art-based conflict resolution, social action, and community building. We envision development cost in the range of $30,000 – $50,000
THANK YOU! We are profoundly indebted to the generosity of our supporters to make our work available to people around the world. If our work inspires you, please consider supporting it with a donation today.