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ArtPeace Young Entrepreneurs: Arts and technology apprentices work with master artists to collaboratively develop businesses and produce end products that they market and sell, in the disciplines of: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Literary Arts, Film/Animation, Digital Studio, now including Rochester Digital Ripple - young entrepreneurs building neighborhood wireless networks.

  • Target: Low income youth, 8-24, in Monroe County , who need to develop practical work/life skills in engaging ways, including cultural expeditions, college visits and inspiring speakers

Partnerships: RochesterWorks, Art For Everyone, RIT, City of Rochester, RASA, University of Rochester Simon School of Business,NEAD / Freedom School, RMSC/Micrecycle, Baden Street Settlement, Compeer, Teen Empowerment, WXXI/Raising 100,000 Voices Project (films can be viewed online soon and one of our entrepreneurs recorded a song:  http://wxxi.org/education/raising100kvoices/compmedia/LaQuisha_Powell.mp3)

Check out the website that our 2007 Young Entrepreneurs created:

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ArtPeace@East:  ArtPeace developed this interdisciplinary model for an alternative school program to engage youth with relevant, rigorous curriculum delivered through standards-aligned arts and technology integration, cultural expeditions, real-world entrepreneurial projects and global learning

Arts-in-Education:   Standards-Based Arts & Technology Integration residencies (in- and out-of-school settings) make learning more engaging and inclusive of all learning styles and levels. Teaching artists develop curriculum alongside teachers or staff to tailor to student’s individualized needs.

*ArtPeace won a “Creative Ticket” Award for excellence in arts-in-education through our Empire State Partnership with Watkins Glen Central Schools for work on this project, which was awarded at the Kennedy Center in 2007. (this can be “featured” on the website in bold or colored text that stands out).

ArtPeace works with diverse populations and a variety of youth, families and adults, even the hard-to-reach and under-served. We have experience with: developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, mental illness, chemical dependency, HIV/AIDS, other medical conditions, as well as the gifted, survivors of abuse, young adults in the juvenile justice system or in residential or locked facilities and youth in foster care and independent living. Some members of our team have facilitated successful intergenerational partnerships as well.

We use the arts (visual, performance/dance, literary, music and digital) and multimedia technology to engage participants in fun ways, fostering creative expression. We offer individualized services, events, workshops, professional development and creative arts therapy. We are flexible and can co-create a program or community project that works for you!


We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams…Walt Whitman (as quoted by Willy Wonka).