Urban Art Collective's mission is to effectively engage, equip, and encourage underrepresented communities to explore S.T.E.A.M. careers.
Through innovative programming, our vision is to increase the recruitment, retention, and overall success of underrepresented communities in S.T.E.A.M. related careers.
Michael fORD, THE HIP HOP ARCHITECT
400 Forward WINS Detroit Knight Arts Challenge
In a submission titled "Art & Architecture: Changing our Cities Through Our Youth," UAC Co-Founder Tiffany Brown pitched a new UAC initiative called 400 Forward. This idea was selected as one of the winners for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge.
The programs, support, and multi-level scholarships to be provided by 400 FORWARD aims to position Detroit's youth to realize their talents in STEAM, and grow the presence of African American women in the profession of architecture (currently less than .3%) through the incorporation of artistic excellence.
Please contact Tiffany Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities. Sign up for updates at www.400FORWARD.com! An article about the story behind 400 Forward can be found at www.curbed.com.
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp® on The TODAY Show
On November 27, 2017, The Hip Hop Architecture Camp and Autodesk was featured on The TODAY Show. Michael Ford, Co-Founder of The Urban Arts Collective, was interviewed by TODAY Show host Sheinelle Jones about the creation of The Hip Hop Architecture Camp and his mission to use architecture as a catalyst for diversifying architecture.