ElectroSpit

The World’s First Mobile Talkbox. ElectroSpit’s ESX-1 is the only talkbox that’s lightweight, portable, and allows music creators to easily and creatively invent their own kind of music. It’s the all-in-one shareable solution to creating music without complicated equipment. Anyone can now be the inventor of their own music!

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Creativity Explored

Creativity Explored gives artists with developmental disabilities the means to create and share their work with the community, celebrating the power of art to change lives. They provide studio artists the opportunity to earn income from the sale of their artwork and to pursue a livelihood as a visual artist to the fullest extent possible.

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Bay AreaEmily Reynolds
Sandra Dolak, Huajatolla Heritage Foundation

The Huajatolla Heritage Foundation is a grassroots organization of artists, educators, and community leaders in La Veta, Colorado. Through festivals and events, the foundation aims to preserve the rich heritage of this region of Colorado through sharing culture, language, art, and spiritual beliefs and to foster a sense of pride in person heritage. Sandra Dolak is one of the visionaries behind the festival, and she expanded on the work the festival is doing.

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Emily Reynolds
Destination Freedom

donnie betts Destination Freedom Black Radio Days is the revival of a radio drama from the 1940’s. At that time it told the stories of African American heroes. In 1999, donnie betts approached a local radio station with a plan to bring it back. His revival brings to light both famous and new stories of African American freedom. Often performed by actors in front of a live audience of students, and accompanied by incredible musicians Destination Freedom is broadcast and syndicated across the country.

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Ofelia Faz-Garza, Semillitas Literary Initiative

Semillitas Literary Initiative (SLI) was founded by Ofelia Faz-Garza. Semillitas means “little seeds”, and their work is focused on planting seeds that will grow lifelong readers and writers. Their purpose is to help develop good reading habits, reinforce the idea that reading can be fun and engaging, and provide a comfortable place to discuss ideas and opinions. What started as a simple story time in 2006 has grown into ever expanding, creative, and exciting ways to empower young people’s voices.

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Tisha Crear, Recipe Oak Cliff

Recipe Oak Cliff is a small juice bar and vegan food venue with a big mission: to increase fresh food access to the residents and visitors of South Oak Cliff, Texas. Opened by Tisha Crear in 2017 Recipe Oak Cliff goes beyond serving healthy food, they also have a shared commercial kitchen that they lend to other health food entrepreneurs or use to run classes and workshops.

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Artcycle TX, VET

Artcycle TX is a project run by VET, a Dallas-based artist who makes art out of discarded objects. Artcycle’s mission is to promote creative art expression while encouraging environmental responsibility through recycling. This virtual club provides a centralized venue to barter or trade surplus art-related goods in need of upcycling.

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Teatro Dallas

Founded in 1985 by Cora Cardona and Jeff Hurst to produce international work and champion local Latinx artists, Teatro Dallas has long focused on using the power of theater to foster increased understanding of both cultural similarities and differences to build a sense of community that celebrates diverse traditions.

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Jin-Ya Huang, Break Bread, Break Borders

Founded in 2017, Break Bread, Break Borders (BBBB) is a catering company with a cause. It is a social justice enterprise, designed to economically empower refugee women in the Vickery Meadow community in Dallas/Fort Worth. Through powerful storytelling, food and culture, BBBB aims to break bread with the community, and break down borders at the same time.

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Amelia Terrapin, Mobius Method

Amelia Terrapin is an educator and entrepreneur, committed to creating participatory learning environments in the fields of education, business and social change.  After a career as a professional dancer and educator, she developed an approach that uses movement to enhance learning in all different kinds of environments.

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REC Philly

Situated in a former window factory, REC Philly’s impact ripples far beyond their refabbed studio space at Ninth & Dauphin in North Philadelphia. The 4-year old for-profit enterprise - part creative incubator and part creative agency - works alongside a growing, extended community of 600+ local creatives (not to mention the likes of La Colombe Coffee extraordinaire Todd Carmichael and Philly Mayor Jim Kenney) to amplify everything from local talent, critical social issues, and their beloved city.

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Cultural Microgrids, Inversión Cultural

Cultural Microgrids is a project based on the importance of culture in the economic and social development of cities and the importance of artists, projects, creative ventures and cultural entities having a leading role in these processes. The project seeks to strengthen cities’ cultural brand, develop a long-term strategy and support strategic initiatives that emerge from the process.

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Kate Spacek

KATE SPACEK is an Artist; her medium is People. She designs and facilitates co-creative experiences that foster agency and ownership. Each experience connects people, sparks new ideas, instigates relevant dialogue, and stretches what is possible.

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