Urban Arts Collective
 
 

Urban Arts Collective is focused on increasing the number of minorities in S.T.E.A.M. fields.

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FOUNDING MEMBERS

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ERYK CHRISTIAN

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Michael fORD, THE HIP HOP ARCHITECT

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TIFFANY BROWN

 

OUR MISSION

Urban Art Collective's mission is to effectively engage, equip, and encourage underrepresented communities to explore S.T.E.A.M. careers.

OUR VISION

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. 


400 Forward wins 2017 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 tbrown@urbanartscollective.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™ 

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ is a national initiative created by Michael Ford, "The Hip Hop Architect" and sponsored by Autodesk and The Urban Arts Collective. The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ uses hip hop culture as a catalyst to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning and design.

 
 
 
 
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