FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2018
Nathan Cummings Fellow Jasiri X to Officially Launch 1Hood Artivist Academy
Pittsburgh, PA - In 2017, 1Hood Media CEO and Founder Jasiri X was selected as a Nathan Cummings Fellow . Awarded to innovators advocating for climate change and social equity, the fellowship will support Jasiri X in developing the newest 1Hood Media program, 1Hood Artivist Academy. Aimed to cultivate activism and entrepreneurialism in artists and activists, the program will be provided free of charge for participants and will begin February 2018.
Through 1Hood Artivist Academy, Jasiri plans to continue trailblazing the activist movement by sharing his knowledge, talent and experience with aspiring artists and activists. The two year project-based artistic activism development program will mentor artists and activists who have a track record of activism, who display extraordinary skill in the art of Hip Hop, and desire entrepreneurial independence. Additionally, it will encourage them to utilize their talents to advocate for social change and combat the injustices plaguing their communities. “If there was ever a need for art activism, it’s right now. This Administration’s policies are literally killing people, and empowering the worst of our humanity. I want to create a space to train artists to become public advocates for social justice” says Jasiri.
The Artivist Academy will run on a rolling basis with applications being evaluated on an individual basis. All persons with a unique project idea that intersect artistry and activism should apply online. For questions or comments, please contact Director of PR + Creative Enrichment Tye Clarke by email.