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The HOTBOX Art program is open to both local artists and college/university art students. All participants are first nominated by their peers and professors and then selected by a panel of professional artists. The program is open to artists who are interested in making art in an urban community setting, engaging and interacting with the community and participating in the Northwest Historic District Revitalization Initiative to further support the establishment of a jazz, blues and cultural arts district.

 

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As a Community Outreach & Cultural Arts initiative, Hotbox Art intends to offer an arts curriculum designed to provide a unique, enriching cultural experience within a safe and creative environment. To ensure local residents play a role in reviving the Northwest Historic District as a cultural arts destination, the Hotbox Art Residency Program offers no-cost studio space to emerging artists to create, exhibit, and mentor the community in the creative process for a variety of artistic forms. The goal is to create a safe, engaging and vibrant destination, and a catalyst for improving the quality of life for this underserved neighborhood through art and cultural experiences. Be sure to visit us on social media: Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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HOTBOX Art, LLC

c/o REVA Development Corp.

808 Las Olas Blvd., Suite 101

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

info@hotboxart.org

Tel: 1+ 954-829-7788

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HOTBOX Art is a cultural arts initiative located in the Northwest Historic District West Palm Beach Florida; one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods.  As a part of Community Redevelopment program, the goal of the Northwest Historic District is to spur economic growth by creating a unique and vibrant destination by celebrating its African-American heritage through art and culture.

 

Because of its many historic structures, in 1998 the United States National Parks Department registered this neighborhood as a historic site.  Many of the structures are simple wood frame homes, or because of unimpeded passage between the structure’s front and back doors, they are often referred to as “shotgun homes”.  Shotgun homes renovated in the District for artistic uses are called “HOTBOX Art”.  

 

In support of the goals of District efforts, REVA Development Corporation (a 501c3 nonprofit) is pleased to introduce the HOTBOX Art Residency Program.  The HOTBOX Art Residency Program is intended to become a catalyst for economic growth by attracting artist, craftsman, and other creative industries to the community.

 

Inspired by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Arts Challenge, the “HOTBOX Art Residency Program” concept came out of a brainstorming session to develop a compelling arts proposal in 150 words or less.  Knight maintained three simple rules: the idea is about arts, the project takes place in or benefits South Florida, and find other funding to match the Knight Foundation grant.  The HOTBOX ART Residency Program concept is developed in partnership with public/private sponsors, alongside diverse artistic professionals to foster community engagement, cultivate new works, and attract local talent.  

 

As a Community Outreach & Cultural Arts initiative, Hotbox Art intends to offer an arts curriculum designed to provide a unique, enriching cultural experience within a safe and creative environment. To ensure local residents play a role in reviving the Northwest Historic District as a cultural arts destination, the Hotbox Art Residency Program offers no-cost studio space to emerging artists to create, exhibit, and mentor both residents and local schools in the creative process for a variety of artistic forms.  Artists are required to share a formal community presentation on the final day.

 

The goal is to create a safe, engaging and vibrant destination, and a catalyst for improving the quality of life for this underserved neighborhood through art and cultural experiences.

 

Be sure to visit us on social media: Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter 

 

Contact us using the link below to learn more about how to get involved.

 
 
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