Inverted Arts

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2023 GOAL: $25,000

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Thirteen Years of Creativity Changing Communities!

Inverted Arts helps youth discover and unleash their creative voices for the good of their communities, and we are committed to long-term partnerships that make this possible. After thirteen years of partnering with Hope Academy in S. Minneapolis, and Mathare Community Outreach in Kenya, the seeds that have been planted are bearing fruit!  

Hope Academy - S. Minneapolis

For thirteen years, we've been asking summer Art Exploration students at Hope Academy, "What's RIGHT with you!?" The answer is that they are gifted, talented, and filled with creative potential just waiting to be unleashed! Inverted Arts has filled a creative arts programming need at Hope by providing professional Artist Mentors who lead sessions in filmmaking, songwriting, photography, theater, visual art and dance. Middle school students have gone on to become high school interns during the program, received college scholarships and internships working with the Artist Mentors on creative projects!  

Watch this short video from Upper School Principal Nathan Ziegler describing the impact on Hope students and their community!

Mathare Community Outreach - Mathare Valley, Kenya

For thirteen years Mathare Art Camp students have heard the same message: “You are created2create; made in God's image with value, worth and creative potential!” At every Art Camp students have the opportunity to explore the worlds of fashion, filmmaking, photography, dance, songwriting and visual art. In those classes they've discovered their gifts and talents and started to dream of a future using their creativity to transform their own lives and their community!

Now those dreams are becoming realities! How do we know? Our Kenyan Small Business Partners, Art Camp Directors, Artist Mentors, assistant mentors and scholarship students have one thing in common: they are all former Art Camp students!

But don’t take my word for it. Watch this short video from our Mathare friends describing their own creative journeys.

Enjoy some of our favorite photos from Hope Academy over the years (below).

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Inverted Arts

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Arts & Culture Education Community

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77 13th Ave NE Suite #207
Minneapolis, MN 55413


763 567 0780

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