Who We Are
We Are a mobile art based learning organization that produces community art, organizes social learning events, and creates ethical cultural programming.
Artivism Community Art is an art-based learning company that was born from a need for culturally authentic art instruction in and around the community. The company is owned and operated by Schetauna Powell, teaching artist, author, curator, and Pan-African Studies scholar who consciously invests in community art projects that uphold theory and practice values. The company is future oriented. We work to extend the lives and futures of the communities we operate in. Artivism Community Art is collaborative, assuring that everyone has an opportunity to express themselves with art.
We make learning concrete through artistic practice. We believe learning is social, should be integrated into community events, and is most effective when it is student driven. We work to make sure investment in education creates tangible products.
Artivism Community Art is informed from eleven years of experience and practice in education and the arts. Through our practice we are reminded that our existence makes a way for diverse communities to engage with innovative art-based education practices.
As we grow, we provide cultural art-based learning in the United States and abroad. We work to create a network in which communities can create and share cultural products.
With our Community Partners we set the standard for cultural education. Our instruction is top quality and enriches the lives of those we touch. We value our resources by using recycled & donated materials to help reduce waste. We consistently show up for and support our communities, and through our hard work and determination we are growing!