Presented by Community Support Advocates’ Momentum Art Program, the juried show opens October 6, 2023, from 5-8 PM at Mainframe Studios in Des Moines Des Moines, Iowa (September 19, 2023) – Community Support Advocates’ Momentum Arts Program presents an opening reception for its 19th annual community art experience titled “Works of Growth and Recovery” on October 6 from 5-8 p.m. … [Read more...] about PRESS RELEASE: “Works of Growth and Recovery,” an Exhibition Featuring Iowa Artists with Mental Illness or Disability, Opens Oct. 6
On Sunday, Community Support Advocates employees named them a top place to work in Iowa again for the 12th year in a row. The designation places Community Support Advocates in the top Iowa Small businesses based on workplace culture, leadership, support, and direction. “It is a humbling experience because it comes from our employees,” says CEO, Christina Smith. "Even though all … [Read more...] about Community Support Advocates Named Top Iowa Workplace for 2023, Twelve Years Running!
This June, Momentum will present a series of immersive art experiences through the perspectives of artists with disabilities. The exhibition features artists Abby Niederhauser and Leo Bird and their experiences with autism as well as other artists and their experiences with mental health. Take Up Space will be open to the public the first few weeks of June,with an opening … [Read more...] about ‘Take Up Space’ Exhibition to feature immersive experiences surrounding mental health, disability, and neurodivergence.
On October 7, 2022, Community Support Advocates hosted its 18th annual Momentum: Works of Growth and Recovery Exhibition featuring Central Iowa artists living with mental illness or disabilities. The live exhibition, presented by Pro Network Solutions, was part of Mainframe Studios Barrier Free First Friday event in Des Moines this past Friday. The event was a success in … [Read more...] about On October 7, 2022, Community Support Advocates hosted its 18th annual Momentum:
Momentum is partnering with local artists to share their experience of living with a disability or mental health condition through an immersive and interactive art exhibition. This exhibition will provide the community an experience that educates them through art about the artists' experience with mental health or disability. Artists can use a variation of light, sound, … [Read more...] about Momentum seeking artist partnerships for new immersive/interactive exhibition
Community Support Advocates is excited to announce our annual Momentum t-shirt design contest. Each year, artists create t-shirt designs inspired by World Mental Health Day and our Works of Growth and Recovery Exhibition in hopes of their art being featured on a limited edition Momentum t-shirt. We encourage anyone that identifies as having a disability, mental health … [Read more...] about Annual Momentum t-shirt design contest is open for submissions