2019 and 2021 Grantee
ArtSeed’s mission is to connect gifted and vulnerable folks through art projects that voice concerns and hopes for our time. We aim to foster nurturing relationships when children and the elderly or disabled adults connect with artists in classrooms, public events and long-term studio apprenticeships
HOW THE PROGRAM CONTRIBUTES TO PEACE AND SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS:
The programs within ArtSeed are primarily devoted to youngsters from distressed households who gain an experience of peace and shared social consciousness in long-term, supportive mentorships with artists.
By helping to empower young people to look at peaceful solutions, ArtSeed’s artistic explorations inspire critical thinking and optimism among their constituents.
HOW WE COLLABORATED
Josefa Vaughan, Founder and Executive Director of ArtSeed and Gino Bella, ArtSeed’s Executive Assistant have attended many of our peaceful world conversations and actively participated in our breakfast conversation, Connecting with Art.
She made connections with our 2018-2019 grantee, Seeds of Awareness who used artwork from ArtSeed to display during the opening of their new clinic in Oakland, CA.
In addition to joining our conversations, Josefa and one of her Board Members, Anita Stokes attended and participated at our 2019 Peace Festival at the Anubhuti Meditation and Retreat Center where she elaborated on her peace building work.
Visit their website : https://www.artseed.org/