A grassroots initiative that engages urban youth in discovering their potential in the arts.
On August 30, 2016, Jeremy Slagle and Thad DeVassie convened a diverse group of creative professionals as part of the Columbus Foundation’s BIG TABLE community forum. The interest and energy of the meeting has led to deeper relationships among the group, in part because of our artistic bent and shared common goals for tackling big issues leveraging our creative strengths. In particular, five of the forum attendees have been in discussion on how to invite urban youth into the creative arts in a practical, educational and meaningful way. This initiative, using photography as the entry point of creative expression, seeks to bring opportunities to urban youth who may not otherwise have them. By design, it works to reveal the creative arts as a potential pathway to a viable career or ongoing education thanks to their interaction with volunteer artists and entrepreneurs actively creating in Columbus.
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