The realization of our imaginations is rooted in our ability to believe in ourselves and our capacity to create. We support every youth's right to a self-determined future, starting with fueling their belief in themselves. And you can too by donating to our End of Year campaign today.
21-year-old Art Start Emerging Artist, Demetria, is fueled by an overwhelming belief in herself - a value her father helped to instill in her. As a child, she and her family survived Hurricane Katrina, a life event that led to her family's relocation.
The process of starting over somewhere new forged in her a sense of self-determination. As an artist, Demetria creates through the medium of crochet, and she is also a born entrepreneur. Through her small business, she designs and sells custom crochet apparel. As an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology, Demetria hopes to eventually provide Creative Arts Therapy to her future patients.
The structure and cadence of Art Start's Creative Connections program helps Demetria stay deeply connected to her art and artistic community, and reaffirms her inherent belief in herself each week, while guiding her toward her overarching goals. Within her Art Start Emerging Artist cohort, she is a role model and has naturally emerged as a mentor who helps to foster her fellow artists' self-confidence.
Art Start's Creative Connections is a space for participants to affirm their belief in themselves on their paths to creating a future of their own design. You can support young people like Demetria by contributing to our End of Year campaign today. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to secure the 2023 program year, connecting Art Start participants firmly to their future in the creative industries.