We areÂ excited to unveilÂ our 2015 IA Scholarship and Art TeacherÂ Funds! The program launched in 2014 withÂ scholarships for two students and funding for an Art Teacher in Mathare Valley, Kenya in partnership withÂ Mathare Community OutreachÂ (MCO).Â In addition to renewing current funding, we are addingÂ a scholarship for a student in the Dominican Republic and one from Hope Academy in Minneapolis.
The mission of Inverted Arts is to empower disadvantaged youth by helping them discover their creative voices. The purpose of the IA Scholarship FundÂ is to invest in the artistic and academicÂ development of former students and interns with the hope that scholarshipÂ students will return to their communities and invest in the creative potential of the younger students there. The purpose of the Art Teacher Fund is to support the salary of Art Teachers who can inspire and empower student creativity throughout the year.
Mathare Valley, KenyaÂ withÂ MCO
2 students – $1,000/year each for up to four years
1 Art Teacher Salary Support – $2,500/year on going
Santo Domingo, DRÂ withÂ Kristin and Joselo Wolford and Mundo De Fe
1 student – $1,000/year for up to four years
Minneapolis, MNÂ withÂ Hope Academy
1 student – $2,500/year for up to four years
Total IA Commitment $8,000/year
Student graduates with a High School diploma from partner institution (or other local high school) withÂ a minimum grade level requirement.
Student enrolls in an accredited college for 2-4 year program
Priority given to students pursuing the arts
After open application process,Â award recipient is selected by partner committee and approved by IA
Student maintains grade level requirements
Student serves as Artist Mentor assistant at annual Art Camp or Art Exploration program
Student completes progress update three times per year.