As you know, I launched the DeclarASIAN Arts Initiative earlier this summer, and we have chosen ten participants, after reading through dozens of your applications! With our grant from the Awesome Foundation, we were able to purchase some quality supplies for the participants to allow them to express themselves through art!
Now, we have received some additional funding from our partner, the PCDC. This time, we do have a tighter budget, so there will be some supply changes, however the overall goal is the same: to provide you with the best supplies we can and also online instruction regarding how to use those supplies and create the best final project possible.
Here are some of the changes:
1. The online gallery will now be posted online on August 25th, to give the new round of participants more time to create their projects.
2. The new supplies will include color pencils, multi-media Bristol paper, sketching sets, and inking pens (and maybe some other supplies depending on our budget).
3. The current set of lessons will be adjusted to better match with the updated supply list and provide the most beneficial instruction.
With that said, the application for our next round is live now! Click the button below to apply.
We hope to select 15 participants this round, so please apply and we are so excited to see your applications.
-Carina Sun & Team DeclarASIAN
Hey guys! For those of you who aren't participating in our Arts Initiative, we wanted to give an update as to how things are going, and what if will look like!
So earlier this week, art supplies were delivered to all of our participants--if you want to see more information about that process, click here!
Now, all of our participants have access to a 9-lesson course created just for them, including tutorials on how to use the materials and supplies, create compositions, and use color. Guest speakers like Niko Chocheli, art professor of over 30 years, have taught special virtual online video lessons for our course as well. With these courses, we hope that they will be able to create their final project--an artwork revolving around and expressing their cultural identities.
These final pieces will be posted around August 20th along with progress pictures on our "Arts Initiative" page, and hopefully we will send out all their amazing work to different media companies and online media platforms!
We will keep all of you updated on the progress and work of our talented young artists soon!