A3C Action Interview: Village of Arts and Humanities

Civonne Ray
Posted by Civonne Ray on Jul 7

The  A3C Action Summit  is where artists, activist and academics connect to discuss how music, art and hip-hop culture can help advance and address social justice issues that we face today.  A3C provides this platform to find, support and invest in non-profit organizations who believe in embracing the challenge of social activism that’s much needed in our communities just as we do.

As the A3C Action Pitch deadline for submissions draws near and we anticipate the 2017 winner, A3C was ecstatic to meet with no other than last year’s first prize winner, Village of Arts And Humanities!  Michael Brian, Youth Arts Program Manager of the organization, elaborated on how the North Philadelphia art organization supports the voices and aspirations of the community by providing art access for all age groups ranging from youth to adults to read, sing, dance and make music. Their mission is to stimulate positive change with a variety of programs that are rooted in art, culture and the heritage of their community.  Mike feels the A3C Action initiative is important for not only Village of Arts and Humanities, but for other nonprofits alike.  The A3C Action Pitch Competition provides a platform for crucial conversations needing to be held on how creativity and inovation are a worthy response to the injustices we battle today.

Currently, Village of Arts and Humanities has 10 program buildings, 15 parks and gardens, 600 volunteers and 1500 youth and families who are involved in the success of the organization. They are happy to have the income to provide their city with paid internships, art production and avenues to receive other outside paid opportunities. The program has been a catalyst for both positive mental and emotional shifts in the way North Philly residents view their personal lives and the health of their own neighborhood. As the 2016 A3C Action Pitch first place winners, The Village of Arts and Humanities is an organization who’s definitely about that action!

To make a gifting contribution, work, volunteer, or intern with Village of Arts And Humanities visit www.VillageArts.org

 Applications for the 2017 Annual A3C Action Pitch Competition are now open!

A3C Action is national competition to find, support, and invest in new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop culture as a vehicle to advance social justice and civic engagement. A3C Action Pitch Competition amplifies creative projects to increase the number of creatives at the problem-solving table.

Apply for Action Pitch Competition

5-7 finalists are brought to Atlanta and provided with intensive training and mentoring prior to pitching their ideas to a diverse panel of judges.

The final pitch is on Friday, Oct 6th at the Action Summit

A3C Action Pitch Competition is a partnership with the Center for Civic Innovations

Applications Close on July 9, 2017

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Civonne Ray

Written by Civonne Ray

Civonne is a music, art & culture connoisseur who brings captivating insight to the A3C Editorial Team. She also works as a Music Designer at Mood Media & Freelance Graphic Artist. Don't touch her hair CivonneRay.com

Topics: a3c action, Community, Opportunities

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