Photos from our #Artivism workshop at Validus Prep

We were once again invited by Validus Prep in the Bronx to conduct an Artivist workshop. Validus Preparatory Academy in the Bronx is one of a number of city schools using restorative justice practices like student justice panels that are meant to provide useful alternatives to punitive discipline. 

Check out some of the creations from the workshop!


Would you like to host one of our Artivism workshops at your school or non-profit? We would love to hear from you! Contact us!

Since 2011, Project Attica has brought Artivism – a free, dynamic, visual art, interactive workshop to students in New York City. Held in middle schools, high schools and community organizations in the city, Artivism provides students with a space to create works of art by expressing their views about social justice issues on wearable canvases. 

Spreading #Artivism: Thanks for sending us to Chiapas, Mexico to spread some #ArtLove

Project Attica recently established partnerships with local organizations in Chiapas, Mexico and conducted Artivism workshops in the community and contribute in the work to maintain indigenous cultural heritage in the face of growing violence and opposition. 

Since 2011, Project Attica has brought Artivism - a free, dynamic, visual art, interactive workshop to to students in NYC. Click here to see where our work has taken us. Held in middle schools, high schools and community organizations in New York City and abroad, Artivism provides participants with a space to create works of art by expressing their views about social justice issues on wearable canvases. Our costs are defrayed by grants and individual donations.

Thanks to generous donations from folks that supported our Kickstarter campaign we were able to raise funds for the trip. Check out our Instagram page here and our Facebook page here. View our thank you video to all those who've shown their love and support!

Photos from our #Artivism Workshop in Chiapas, Mexico

Project Attica recently established partnerships with local organizations in Chiapas, Mexico. In January 2017, Project Attica conducted Artivism workshops in the community and contribute in the work to maintain indigenous cultural heritage in the face of growing violence and opposition. 

Check out photos from our workshop in San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico.


Would you like to host one of our Artivism workshops at your school or non-profit? We would love to hear from you! Contact us!

Since 2011, Project Attica has brought Artivism – a free, dynamic, visual art, interactive workshop to students in New York City. Held in middle schools, high schools and community organizations in the city, Artivism provides students with a space to create works of art by expressing their views about social justice issues on wearable canvases. 

First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Texas Latino Art Museum For Youth Development Program

Courtesy of LatinTimes.

Courtesy of LatinTimes.

Michelle Obama has been praised throughout her family's reign over the White House for her amazing efforts within youth development over the country. Now, as the first family prepares to leave an impressive legacy behind, the first lady is honoring a Latino museum for their strides in bridging the gap between the youth and the arts.

According to FOX News Latino, the Mexic-Arte Museum in Downtown Austin, Texas will be honored with the nation's highest achievement for creative youth development programs. 

Known for its display of Latin art, culture and history, Mexic-Arte Museum has been providing thousands of students the opportunity to learn techniques and skills within art.

The "Screen It!" program teaches screen printing to students of various ages, usually 10 to 17, and the purpose of the program is to bring this new art technique into their classroom." Olivia Tamzarian, an education coordinator for Mexic-Arte Museum, said. "What a lot of people don't realize is, this art form has a strong tie to the Latino community, so screen printing is a way of spreading a message."

Click here to read the full article on LatinTimes.

Urban Roots Uses Food, Farming to Transform Youth

Courtesy of Urban Roots.

Courtesy of Urban Roots.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Urban Roots Austin is a youth development organization that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people.

But the nonprofit couldn't do it without the adult volunteers who offer a little guidance along the way.

Carrie Heinley is one of them. She says, "Doing something completely out of your comfort zone is just so important.  That's what got me started and kept me coming back."

Carrie has always been a fan of fine gardening. But until she started volunteering at Urban Roots Austin, she had never tried food gardening. 

Carrie says, "I loved the work. When you come out here there's so much to do and it's always something different.  You're planting, you're harvesting, you're weeding and I just learned so much."

Now, Carrie is passing that knowledge along to the young people who work with Urban Roots.  

Carrie says, "They are a partnership in the community for the youth to have real world, real job experiences. And the work we do here is work. I mean, it's a very rigorous, real experience that's great for the volunteers and it's great for the youth."

Urban Roots even offers those youth paid internships.

Click here to learn more from Time Warner/Spectrum News.