Give your eyeballs to my dear friend Nicole, who began this wonderful nonprofit here in Nashville. You can give cash too.
Poverty & the Arts started as a dream to bring community members together. It started as a way to connect Nashville’s rich with Nashville’s poor. It started as space of creativity for Nashville’s most vulnerable citizens.
The language of our mission and programs have changed throughout our time as an organization. Beginning as a community service project for Belmont students in November 2011, Poverty & the Arts has made its way to 501c3 nonprofit status, started its first social enterprise program, and moved into its own studio and gallery space.
In 2011, a Poverty & the Arts event was a community service project in which Belmont students were invited to Room in the Inn to create art, write, and play music with homeless participants. The events strived to be a space for students to connect and build relationships with Nashville’s homeless through the medium of art and creativity.
In May 2014, Poverty…
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