We train artists for residencies in social and public service organizations, where their unique talents can have unique impacts in our communities.
Arts as the infrastructure that builds more creative, more connected communities.
Jorge is a filmmaker, placed in residence at an immigrant rights group. The group is seeking new ways to amplify their members’ voices and illuminate their concerns to local leadership. Jorge leads a group in creating a series of short films about their experiences, culminating in a film festival screened at city hall, where local leaders and community members gain new perspectives about their neighbors.
PROGRESS SO FAR
We’ve had extensive conversations with experts in the nonprofit, arts, and higher education fields
We incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization in California
We ran a pilot version of our program in Delaware, in partnership with Americorps and the Delaware Division of Libraries
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We are looking for 150k in funding to develop our programming, secure partners, and hire core staff
We are looking for members for our Advisory Board (supporting promotion and engagement) and our Board of Directors (supporting governance and operations)
CONNECT WITH US
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HOUSE LIGHTS FELLOWSHIP
EMPOWERING ARTISTS TO MAKE AN IMPACT
WHAT WE SEE
Artists struggle to find meaningful ways to use their skills
WHAT WE KNOW
Social and public service organizations face a critical staffing shortage post-pandemic
WHAT WE’LL DO
Teach those artists how to use their creative talents in public service in a 10-week intensive training program that combines MPA and MFA training
Place them in staff roles at public and social service organizations
Fellows amplify the organization’s mission, illuminate key issues and engage new populations
Fellows have an opportunity to use their skills and training in meaningful, paid work
Fellows form a growing body of artist-leaders building more creative and connected communities