WeTransfer, a leading provider of creative productivity tools, today announced the winners of its Emerging Creative Hubs Grant Program. These winners are nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated the value they bring to their creative communities. Each of the 10 grantees is based in one of the cities identified in WeTransfer’s Emerging Creative Hubs Index.
As a certified B Corporation with a mission to use business as a force for good, WeTransfer is motivated to help these types of critical nonprofits achieve their goals and empower the creators in these communities. After months of deliberation over numerous incredibly thoughtful applications, WeTransfer is pleased to announce the winners of this new grant.
The 10 Emerging Creative Hubs Grant recipients are:
- ChopArt (Atlanta): ChopArt provides middle- and high school-age youth affected by homelessness with dignity, opportunity and community through art immersion and mentoring. Your scholarship funding will support the expansion of the Arts Leadership Academy.
- re:imagine/ATL (Atlanta): re:imagine/ATL educates, equips and inspires Generation Z (ages 11-24) to build careers in the creative and digital media industries. With a focus on diversity and inclusion, they provide young creatives with outreach, training and career placement to enhance economic mobility. Your grant funds go directly into this talent development pipeline.
- Artists for Humanity (Boston): AFH is based on the philosophy that engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change and that creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people, regardless of their economic, ethnic or social status. Your grant funds will be invested in a new gamification project within Creative Technology Studios.
- Hawaii Theater Center (Honolulu): The Hawaii Theater Center provides unique and important services to Oahu’s diverse community as both a facilitator and performing arts venue for a wide range of entertainment, cultural and educational offerings.
- Urban Community Arts Network (Madison): The Urban Community Arts Network (UCAN) is dedicated to supporting sustainability in the Madison hip-hop community and advocating for equity in local arts and entertainment. Your grant funding will help them expand and continue their popular Mad Lit program.
- Cazateatro Bilingual Theater Group (Memphis): The only bilingual theater community organization in Tennessee, Cazateatro was founded with a mission to spread and share Hispanic culture through the performing arts, to create a unifying bridge for our diverse community and the importance of bilingualism to emphasize to show the richness of such a diverse community. Your funding will directly support their Dia de los Muertos event and ensure their free community programs can continue.
- Turnip Green Creative Reuse (Nashville): Turnip Green has established itself as an affordable and accessible art space for all through our “name your price” reuse of art materials and free after-school care. Your scholarship funding will help expand and support their family-focused teaching offerings.
- The Muse Writers Center (Norfolk): The Muse Writers Center advances and celebrates the literary arts throughout the community through quality education, networking and support for emerging and experienced writers of all ages, backgrounds and means. Your scholarship funds will go directly into their youth program.
- Spy Hop Productions (Salt Lake City): Spy Hop’s mission is to mentor young people in digital media arts to help them find their voices, tell their stories and be empowered to create positive change in their life, their communities and the world. Your grant funding will help make this year’s Youth Voices Summit and Spy Hop’s Heatwave Festival one of its best yet.
- Luminaria (San Antonio): Luminaria is a dynamic non-profit arts organization dedicated to producing and promoting the arts of San Antonio, Texas. Her grants are put into her annual contemporary arts festival, Luminaria, which serves as an inspiration to the wider community.
“These ten nonprofits are finding incredible ways to serve their communities by bringing creativity, art and opportunity to those who need it most,” said Annie Malarkey, WeTransfer Brand and Product Communications Lead. “We are so proud to play a small role in supporting their critical work and urge you to get out there and support your local creative organizations and creators.”
WeTransfer streamlines the workflow process for millions of creative professionals. Its ecosystem of creative productivity tools makes it easy to collaborate, share, and deliver. WeTransfer has more than 87 million monthly active users in 190 countries.
As a certified B Corporation™, WeTransfer has long been a proponent of using business as a force for good. Since its inception in 2009, WeTransfer has donated up to 30% of its advertising space to support artists and social causes
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