Inverted Arts helps youth from under-resourced communities to discover and unleash their creative voices.
Our vision is for young people from under-resourced communities to discover their creative voices, realize their value and potential, and then unleash their creativity to fill the their communities with innovation, transformation and hope. Through programs with partners, internships, scholarships, artistic and product development, and launching small businesses, creativity becomes a sustainable platform for personal and community development as beauty emerges from brokenness.
The core values of Inverted Arts are creativity, collaboration, compassion, community and character.
We believe that every person is created in the image of God in order to fill the earth with beauty, hope, and meaning. One of the most powerful ways to unleash this creativity is through the arts, which have the ability to bridge culture, class, race, and stereotypes. Art goes straight to the heart.
We believe that collaboration is a key ingredient of creativity. We are better creating together than apart. Creative collaboration teaches us to listen, learn, and work with others in order to bring a much fuller, deeper and more diverse expression to our art forms.
We believe that the reason God put us here on earth is to love and serve one another; especially those in need. At our core we commit to developing compassionate hearts through serving others instead of ourselves in order to help alleviate their poverty, suffering and injustice. Our hope is that this compassion will be contagious.
We believe in deep and lasting relationships in community. We commit to listening, learning, loving, patience, honesty, building trust, respect and mutual accountability We are committed to people over product, relationships over results, and the good of the community over the good of the individual.
We believe the “who we are” question is more important than the “what we do” question. We want to help the young people we work with develop their full, God-given potential as human beings here on this earth. This type of character development happens best in the context of community and collaboration, and results in creativity and compassion, as we serve others as we make something of the world together.