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Our organization Kings & Queens of Art is a 501 (c) 3 and we are a grassroots collaboration of Artists of all disciplines with a special focus on artists from the re-entry sector.
The Art Palace is what we called our physical space/location and in the 3 years of our existence, through our commitment and dedication to our mission & vision, we have established artistic relationships with our member artists and the Cleveland community in which we serve.
Although we are presently without physical space we are still receiving requests for our services, so we decided to continue to provide quality hands on art activities in visual art, music, and movement by traveling to our clients, offering individualized curriculums designed in response to our clients' needs.
We are presently holding art classes at the Community Based Correctional Facility and we have revitalized the Art Program at Lonnie Burten Recreation Center a City of Cleveland Recreation Center. There are 3 artists who are working together on these 2 projects. We have request for 2 summer camps which begin in June.
The funds that we receive will be used for stipends for our artists and art supplies. Our artists are practicing artists who teach their crafts and although we cannot give them what they are worth we like to give them a stipend of $25 per hour to help with gas and other needs in appreciation for helping us to serve the community. Art supplies are an ongoing need.
First we'll purchase the art supplies we need to continue these classes
Pay stipends to artists who are mostly volunteering their services as we work on the following projects
The Community Based Correctional Facility (CBCF)
Revamped the art program @ Lonnie Burten Recreation Center
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center (Summer Programs)
St. Martin DePorres Family Center (Summer Program)
Promote our classes by flyering the community
Host an art show at the end of the summer
why we're doing it
We are doing this because it is part of our mission and vision to:
1. Support the self-expression of artists by providing quality and accessible, opportunities that promote individual development and improves the overall quality of life for artists and the community.
2. Providing quality and accessible opportunities gives our artists the exposure they need to sell their art, thereby providing income and bolstering confidence and self-esteem.
3. Provide hands on art experiences to the community through asset based projects
This creative outlet is crucial to our people's ability to heal and grow and as we stated above we believe in the theraputic value of art and we believein using the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well being of individuals and our communities.
Artist Stipends $2000
Festival entrance fee $200
Cabinets with locks $150
Airbrush equipment $700
T-shirts for design $200
Other equipment (paper cutter, laminator, paint, brushes, canvass) $750
Van to use as art mobile $3,500
Subtotal = $7,500
ioby Platform Fee = $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) = $225
Total to raise = $7,760
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