To provide educational forums/symposia to expose students and art patrons to the work of African American Artists
In 2020 Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative was pleased to establish an educational initiative with the Sarasota School System. Four artists from the MUSE exhibition were invited to participate in local high schools to share their talents with students in Advance Placement Visual Art Classes. The student experience has been inspiring for young minds to consider careers in the arts through learning about the achievements of African American Artists both past and present. In 2021, our organization will invite students to apply and enter some of the exhibitions we intend to sponsor. We are proud to partner with Sarasota School System which is committed to the arts as a significant part of student education. We are determined to create educational opportunities for students to learn about the arts of people of color which nourishes the examination of cultural norms.
The event was inspiring and emotional to hear the personal stories of these incredibly talented and dedicated artists.