Is it “urban art”? Is it free arts classes that all can attend? Is it neighborhoods that rally around beautification and use the arts to bring them together? Is it just Murals in public spaces? Does it encompass more than just the visual arts to include any media like theatre, music, or dance?
Do we, as working artists, as a global arts community in the US, make sure all ages have access to art? Not just going to a museum or seeing it on the street, but learning it, studying it, or practicing it.
Are you a part of a guild, art council, or art community where you live? Do you actively participate? What services do they provide, is it a big group, or small group? I would love your feed back.
Memphis actually has a decent sized art community but it is fragmented and I am looking in to opening up a space that provides; art practice, learning, studio space and focuses on bringing these fragments together to collaborate, and grow the youth and help prepare artists and aspiring professionals to become what they need to be.
If you have any experience in anything similar to this, or non-profit work I would love to talk with you via phone, email, Skype, or I'd buy you lunch if you are in local and can spare some time.