This year at Creativation by Namta 2023 in Columbus, OH , Namta created an alliance with a local organization called Directions for Youth and Families (DFYF). Directions improves lives of individuals, families, and communities through counseling, education and support. What better way to do this than through the creative channel. Because of the generosity of several of Namta members, during Creativation by Namta in Columbus, OH a mural which expressed Directions mission was created by participants from the program. This mural will be displayed in Directions new facility. This was just the first endeavor for Namta to leave its' mark on the community where we came together to celebrate creativity. The collaborative project between Directions and Namta was the first of an on-going initiative for Namta to develop community partnerships in all future Creativation by Namta host cities.
Back in February Namta was honored to be a part of the Mid-Carolina Region Scholastic Art Awards. These young artists received this honor for their talent in the creative industry. Namta applauded these Gold Key winners and through our sponsorship their works were featured on billboards throughout the Charlotte area. See the winners !
Support the arts and make your vote count - check your state fact sheet - stay informed! www.artsactionfund.org/artsvote
Check out Americans for the Arts initiatives for National Art & Humanities Month.....Pick a day from the daily chart of art specific themes and let Namta know what your company is doing at email@example.com and Namta will post it on Namta's Art Advocacy site....here is the link to find all information pertaining to this month www.americansforthearts.org
2019 Data Analyzed by National Endowment for the Arts and Bureau of Economic Analysis Shows Sector Growth Before Pandemic. www.arts.gov
Namta has once again became a sponsor for the Mid-Carolina Region of the Scholastic Art Awards. This is the nations' longest running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.
Our sponsorship allows for the gold key winners art work to be featured on billboards in the Charlotte NC area, Namta's headquarters. These future artists are recognized for their talent, creativity and perseverance especially during these difficult times. Their art is a testament to their passion for the arts.
See additional winners : https://coaa.uncc.edu
There is unprecedented enthusiasm among young art collectors today for discovering local artists. www.artworkarvhive.com
Namta recently received some photos from one of our 2019 Grant Recipients and wanted to share them with all of our members to remind all of you, at this difficult time, the importance to continue to keep the arts alive and thriving. As Peter Kelly who works in Foundation Relations at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls comments – “it’s so awesome to see moments like these when our kids are having fun and expressing themselves.” Thank you Namta members for helping to make this possible.