The Colorization Collective is bringing virtual concerts to the elderly during quarantine! We compile videos of performances and send them to senior homes.
Refocus is a bimonthly web-series featuring teen artists of color. In each video, we interview a 13 - 19 year old to learn more about their artmaking and experience as an artist of color. Through these videos, we hope to provide teens of color with role models and peers who are committed to breaking stereotypes in the arts community.
Our blog content allows teens to learn more about what an art career can look like and how artists of color are shaping the world. We interview adult artists of color, review race-related shows, and comment on trends we see in the arts. We also present a bimonthly social media campaign featuring teen artists of color.
Mentorships + Performance
NOTE: Due to coronavirus, this opportunity will look a little different this year. We will announce more details in June. Sign up for our newsletter to receive a notification once applications go live.
During the spring, we will host mentorship sessions for up to fifteen teen artists of color; these teens will be tasked with creating an interdisciplinary piece for the live performance. Mentorships will be led by adult artists of color. Teens will also have the opportunity to participate in panels and workshops. Mentorships will run for three hours a week for five weeks.
Our mentorship pathway culminates in a performance featuring the the collaborative interdisciplinary pieces. We also accept general submissions from teen artists of color who did not participate in the mentorship program. We hope this performance not only highlights our participants' artistry and abilities, but also provides teen artists of color with a space where they can be themselves and perform their own stories.
We're always looking for ways to expand our reach and highlight more teens! We hope to roll out these new projects in the next few months. Sign up for our newsletter to learn when these projects will go live!
Visual Art Galleries
One performance a year is just not enough... so we'd like to connect visual artists of color with local cafes and hospitals where they can exhibit their work, as well as host an online gallery on our site.