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Poverty & the Arts Spring Showcase

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Poverty & the Arts is excited to announce its spring showcase for Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 2-4pm. Our hosting partner is Kaleidoscope, a community center for the arts (3107 Gallatin Pike Nashville, TN 37206). We will be exhibiting work from our past spring community arts day. This will include collaborative visual art, videos of music, creative writing pieces, and photos of our theatre group. Come check out the work all of our talented volunteers and homeless participants!


Spring Community Arts Day

CommunityArtsDayLogoNICOLE2On March 15th, 2014, Poverty & the Arts will host another bi-annual community arts day, partnering with Room in the Inn. We are looking for volunteer visual artists, musicians, poets/writers, and actors.

Visual Artists: Come prepared to create a collaborative art piece with our wonderful homeless artists.

Musicians: Our music section is set up in the form of a “jam session”. While Room in the Inn provides some instruments for our homeless participants, please bring your own instrument. However, we will have a keyboard in the space for anyone to play on.

Writers/Poets: Work with our homeless writers on some of their writing and poetry. Brainstorm ideas for poems, write, and the workshop each other’s work.

Actors: For the first time ever, Poverty & the Arts is launching Theatre into our community arts days. Our actor volunteers will lead our homeless participants in different improv games.

To volunteer and use your artistic talent in a unique way, sign up today to participate in our spring community arts day!


2014 Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning

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Poverty & the Arts has been selected to give a workshop during the 2014 Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning (TCVSL).

Poverty & the Arts will be speaking Monday, March 10th at 1pm. Register for the conference today and come hear about how we got started, what our mission is, and how we hope to inspire change for the future.

The conference is March 9-11th, 2014. You can register here.



Poverty & the Arts Showcase

PovA Showcase1Poverty & the Arts is proud to announce our first ever Showcase.

From January 11th-24th, we will be exhibiting art, writing, and music created during our November Community Art Day at the Leu Foyer Gallery located in Belmont University’s library Lila D. Bunch.

The opening reception will take place on January 11th, 2014 from 6-8pm. Food and drinks will be provided by our Co-Sponsor, Belmont University’s Religion Department.

The event is free. Bring your friends, family, and loved ones! We hope to see you on the 11th.

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Bi-Annual Community Art Day


2013_PovertyandtheArtsPoster_BiAnnualNov_WEB_HBurchardPoverty & the Arts is proud to announce our Bi-Annual Community Art Day. Join us on Saturday, November 9th at Room at the Inn (705 Drexel Street Nashville, TN) from 1-3pm.

Select from any three of our disciplines:

-Visual Art: With a variety of mediums, you will create a collaborative art piece with the volunteers and homeless participants.

-Music: Join in on a “jam session” with our volunteers and homeless participants. While Room in the Inn will provide the keyboard and instruments for the homeless participants, Poverty & the Arts needs our volunteer musicians to bring their own instruments.

-Creative Writing: Bring in prompts and write, share, and reflect with our other volunteers and homeless participants. Poetry, fiction, sci-fi… anything goes.


Sign Up Today:

*Special thanks to Hannah Burchard of Nossi College of Art for making our poster.


Artober Pop-Up Event Cancelled Due to Rain


Picnic in the Park has been cancelled due to rain today. Unfortunately that means our Artober pop-up event has been cancelled too! Thanks for everyone that was going to come out. We hope to continue to have opportunities for our Nashville community to create with the homeless community.

Make sure you sign up for our Bi-Annual Community Art Day at Room in the Inn though! You won’t want to miss it! November 9th 1-3pm.

Sign up sheet here.