Fran Tarr is proud to be selected as a Creative Activist by the Creative Visions Foundation. Ahki: Brothers Beyond Fate and breaking walls are supported by the Creative Visions Foundation, a publicly supported 501(c)3, which supports creative activists who use the power of the media and the arts to affect positive change in the world.
Our first strategic partner was the renowned artist’s support organization, Fractured Atlas. From the time we engaged them, they have proven to be very supportive and their mentorship has really helped our development.
Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Our programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. We help artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit. By nurturing today’s talented but underrepresented voices, we hope to foster a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape of tomorrow.
What Does That Really Mean?
Good question. We’re a national organization that supports folks at every level of the cultural ecosystem. Mostly that includes individual artists — performing, visual, literary, design, media, and everything in between — and arts organizations — from one-person outfits to the biggest of the big.
breaking walls On-Going Cultural & Educational Partners:
- Al-Rowwad in Bethlehem, Palestine
- ACORN Community High School in Brooklyn, New York USA
Al-Rowwad Cultural and Theater Training Center is an independent Palestinian center for artistic, cultural, and theater training for children in Aida Camp. The center’s mission is to provide a safe and healthy environment to help children creatively discharge the stress of the war conditions they are forced to live in. This creative approach is “a beautiful resistance,” according to Dr. Abdel Fattah Abu-Srour, Al-Rowwad’s founder and director. Dr. Abu-Srour is an internationally acclaimed playwright and director. http://www.alrowwad-acts.ps/
AbdelFattah Abu Srour Founder/Director Al-Rowwad Cultural & Theater Training Center
“When I first watched Fran work with us- I believed that her collaboration with our kids would be a beautiful project. That was in 2006. Six years later our work together has grown from collaboration to true partnership. It’s more than beautiful, it’s a source of joy and pride.”
ACORN Community High School will provide a global learning environment of high expectations that is not only rigorous in high academic standards, but also self-empowering. Through performance based assessment, all members of the ACHS community are able to collaborate, question and transform into life-long learners and refined critical thinkers. Principal Andrea Piper ACHS Battle Cry: “Success is the only option.” http://insideschools.org/high/browse/school/616
Andrea Piper Principal ACORN Community High School
“breaking walls is a perfect match for our school and that of our students. This is an exciting opportunity which should be beneficial to our students and their overall understanding of the world around them.”
Summer 2012 Partner:
The NMS is an “integrated secondary school.” The Nelson Mandela School accepts all students. The NMS curriculum is geared towards individual student needs and excellence. Acting Principal: Brigitte Kather http://www.sisberlin.de/
Brigitte Kather Acting Principal The Nelson Mandela International High School
“breaking walls amazing engagement for more understanding among young people of different nations and cultures is so encouraging for my Berlin students. We are happy to contribute to this Work for Peace too.”
Summer 2013 Cape Town Partners:
The objects of the Rainbow dreams Trust
|•||To assist those less fortunate in the community.|
|•||To seek and find those who have an impossible dream, primarily children but not limited to and will include teenagers, adults, groups or bodies who’s purpose is to improve the lives of others.|
|•||To assist those who are worthy, but due to their own personal situation, restraints, financial or physical limitations, would never be able to have their dream fulfilled.|
|•||To create hope where hope was long forgotten. to create happiness where there was only sorrow. to make a difference in the lives of others…………………|