New Momentum Art Studio for individuals with disabilities asks for your vote April 12 – May 12
Community Support Advocates’ USA TODAY Network “A Community Thrives” video submission requires votes to win grant support for a new art studio planned in Mainframe Studios
Des Moines, Iowa (April 10, 2017) – Community Support Advocates (CSA) is planning a new art studio for individuals with disabilities. It’s launching a Momentum Art Studio fundraising campaign by participating in USA TODAY’s “A Community Thrives” video competition, which asks for public votes April 12 to May 12.
Having success using art as a powerful tool in building resiliency for their clients, CSA’s Momentum Art Studio will allow the nonprofit to expand creative programs that facilitate growth and recovery for those with mental illness, brain injuries, intellectual disabilities and other developmental impairments. The studio will be among the first phase of artist workspaces debuting this summer at Mainframe Studios, where Momentum Art Studio participants are immersed in a community of over 60 artists, including painters, illustrators, ceramicists, photographers, clothing designers and many others.
CSA submitted its 3-minute video to USA TODAY Network’s “A Community Thrives” grant contest in the Arts & Culture category. The top three in each category receiving grants up to $100,000 each. The public can vote for CSA’s Momentum Art Studio online at act.usatoday.com from through May 12.
“With Momentum Art Studio, we will provide a space where artists with disabilities can have a safe space to create, with access to free equipment and supplies, teaching, mentorship, and inspiration without fear of judgement. We want to give them a community within the premier creative space of Mainframe Studios,” Christina Smith, Executive Director of Community Support Advocates, said about the initiative.
About Community Support Advocates
Community Support Advocates partners to promote growth and resiliency for individuals and families impacted by disabilities. CSA supports over 1200 individuals and families in Central Iowa through services such as Care Coordination, Case Management, Integrated Health Services, and Supported Community Living. Community Support Advocates also provides free art programming including an art competition, exhibition and art workshops to individuals with disabilities to encourage the development of hope and resilience through the arts. To donate or to learn more visit teamcsa.org or momentumartshow.com.
About Mainframe Studios
Mainframe Studios is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to provide permanent affordable workspace to artists of all disciplines. Its vision is to transform Central Iowa’s art scene by creating a financially self-sustaining economic and cultural driver, serving as a new national model that stands the test of time. Mainframe Studios purchased a 154,000 square foot former CenturyLink facility to repurpose the building as a hub for creative culture featuring 180 artist studios, arts-related nonprofit offices, commercial kitchen and event rental space. Phase one renovations will open in July 2017 and includes its lower level, main floor and fourth floor. Interiors have concrete floors, exposed ceilings, new windows and up to 14-foot-high ceilings. The remaining two floors of studios will be constructed over the next two years. To learn more visit mainframestudios.org.