POVA Artist Collective
The artists impacted by homelessness in our POVA Artist Collective are pursuing art and entrepreneurship as a means to earn supplemental income, gain professional skills, and develop security nets which aids in securing and maintaining housing.
Art is a way for our artists to find beauty in the midst of their daily struggles. Art also facilitates a space for our community members to build meaningful experiences with individuals impacted by homelessness and see them as a creative and talented part of our community.
HOW IT WORKS
POVA provides artists impacted by homelessness the opportunity to create and sell artwork by offering them a variety of art supplies, facilitating artistic and business workshops, maintaining consistent open studio hours, and participating in a variety of exhibitions and events with community partners throughout the year. Through engagement in the Artist Collective program, artists earn creative income which gives them greater autonomy in their day-to-day lives, as well as gain valuable entrepreneurial and social skills which allows them to access better jobs, increase housing stability, and build the necessary social security networks to remain out of homelessness.
Learn more about workshops HERE.
Learn more about our studio space and art supply needs HERE.
Learn more about where our artists exhibit HERE.
Interested in becoming an artist? Click here for more info!
Click each artist below to read their story: