Youth explore the intersection of art and activism by engaging with and creatively advocating for their community.
Artivism empowers youth to curate and create art grounded in the act of “doing” to advance social justice issues.
Art. educate. activate.
Youth grapple with issues of racial and social justice every day. Artivism gives high school students dynamic opportunities to address these issues head-on and advocate for change. Local professional artists guide the students as they express their thoughts through activist art, such as visual artwork, photography, spoken word poetry, and music production.
IMPACT OF ARTIVISM
How to support artivism
We would love for you to support this important work designed for students to express through art activism. Donations can be made safely and securely online, and you can designate your gift specifically for this program. Make a gift to Artivism.
Artivism is partially funded through generous support from the Michael Saldana Templin Memorial Fund
INSPIRED BY MICHAEL SALDAÑA
Michael Saldaña Templin was a Dallas native and had a deep passion for music and film. He simply loved all things creative. Highly inquisitive about many things, Michael used his creative talent and interests to compose music and produce films.
In celebration of Michael’s life his mother and father, Sarah Saldaña and Don Templin, have established a Memorial Fund in his name. The Michael Saldaña Templin Memorial Fund will support other talented children in the pursuit of their passions.
Your gracious gift in memory of Michael’s life can be made in the following ways:
Check payable to Big Thought, 1409 S. Lamar St., Suite 1015, Dallas, Texas 75215
A note will be sent to Sarah and Don letting them know of your gift in Michael’s memory.