Impacting the Community with Creativity
The Creativity Collective is an artistic workforce with a community focus calling upon the talents of area entrepreneurs, artists, parents, and students to impact New Orleans issues with innovative solutions.
- Grow partnerships between creative individuals and the community
- Foster families in a creative environment
- Spark a sense of community within our creative/cultural economy and create awareness
- Incubate artistic growth through arts education, travel, and networking
- Promote artistic expression as a path towards mental and physical health
- Develop inspirational meeting spaces for creative individuals and the public
- Create projects that provide education, resources, experience, and exposure for creative individuals
BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH CREATIVE MEANS
NOLALIT is The Collective’s book club that celebrates and reinforces local culture with profound literature, cinema adaptations, and related field trips.
FAUXMOSA is a craft mocktail menu featuring seven drinks to improve beverage options for non-drinkers in social settings.
The Creativity Collective is an all-volunteer non-profit group of entrepreneurs, parents, business owners, artists and focused teens.
In the community, we’ve:
- Raised $700 for Covenant House, haven & rehabilitation center for homeless teens/young adults.
- Raised $300 for Cafe Reconcile, a culinary arts program for at-risk teens and young adults.
- Supported the Red Cross by hosting a blood drive that raised 26 liters of blood–60 lives.
- Supported Toys for Tots with a toy drive at our facility, CAK.
- Supported the Veteran Services event, Red, White, and Blue–Forever, Thank You, with 17 volunteers and the use of our facility.
- Participated in Klamath Youth Development “Amazing Race” with use of our facility and art.
- Marched in Veteran’s Day and Independence Day parades.
- Created welcome baskets for new residents, including students and families.
- Published 2 magazines that highlighted community arts and entertainment.
- Provided afterschool programs, youth mentoring and senior project opportunities.
- Created “Legacy of Bravery,” an online memorial archive of local military and veterans.
- Created “Legacy of Bravery Memorial Tours” a van tour of area memorials, stories & music.
- Provided affordable art classes and free hands-on training in the arts.
- Provided alcohol and drug-free dance club for kids on Friday and Saturday.
- Provided “art as therapy” programming including a survivor series book club.
- Brought talent to our venue, CAK from Austin, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Austria and more.
- Provided a place for young bands to play and practice music in a “non-bar” environment.
- Participated in community-building organizations such as the Snowflake Festival Committee, Answer People, Downtown Business Association and Chamber of Commerce.
- Founded Artventure, a free interactive art excursion for the whole family.
- Was commissioned to create “Last,” a film for Fairview Drama Club w/ children ages 7-12.
- Was commissioned to create a short documentary on the history of the Klamath Blues Festival.
- Completed the documentary, KU STORIES, tales from a local historic high school.
- Provided professional talent for corporate events and nonprofit events and fundraisers.
- Hosted gallery openings monthly to accompany the Third Thursday community event.
- Created Innovative Women, a networking and partnership group for females of all ages.