Six nonprofits have partnered to launch Fearless Fest, an interdisciplinary festival where kids ages twelve to eighteen can attend sampler-style workshops to learn about ways of expressing themselves through writing, art, and movement.
The purpose of the event is to help kids reconnect to their sources of inspiration during these pandemic times and establish themselves on solid ground. Richmond Young Writers, Project Yoga Richmond, OpenSpace Education, Studio Two Three, RVA Sk8 Club, will facilitate the workshops where students will write, make art, do yoga, skate, and think deep thoughts together. Through those experiences, attendees will examine what courage means for mind and body. The Neighborhood Resource Center will host the event in Richmond.
Sunday, November 7, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Neighborhood Resource Center in Fulton Hill (1519 Williamsburg Road Richmond, VA 23231) Open to young people ages twelve to eighteen $75 per student with full scholarships available Register at: Richmond Young Writers. And follow the conversation at Fearlessfest on IG + #fearlessfest
Participants can choose four workshops in the areas that most interest them for a deep-dive afternoon of movement, introspection, and expression. Workshops are available in creative nonfiction, yoga, ceramics, skateboarding basics (through advanced levels), mindfulness, poetry, and painting. They will also have the opportunity to make lanterns for 1708 Gallery’s 14th annual InLight Festival. And Studio Two Three’s print truck will be on site so students can screen print a shirt or tote bag.
Sponsorship opportunities will make it possible for more students to attend. Email Bird Cox, Executive Director at Richmond Young Writers, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information regarding sponsorship or scholarship opportunities.
Richmond Young Writers empowers young people to find and use their authentic voices through creative writing. RYW offers after-school workshops and creative writing camps in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, journalism, and comics with guest author appearances.
Project Yoga Richmond envisions a future in which anyone, anywhere, has the ability and the opportunity to tap into the power of yoga, thus transforming lives, communities, and – ultimately – the world. By striving to make yoga and mindfulness practices accessible to our own communities, Project Yoga Richmond will create a stronger, healthier world.
The Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton’s mission is to build relationships, share resources, and develop skills to enhance the lives of people living in Greater Fulton through four key programs: education, nutrition, financial opportunity center, and community organizing.
Open Space Education amplifies abilities and creates breakthroughs in youth by combining art education and nature-based learning. It collaborates with professional teaching artists on curriculum that cultivates adaptability, resilience, and creativity as life skills. In its classes, students make connections between art, daily life, and the great outdoors. Open Space Education develops artistry, critical thinking, and communications, preparing students for enhanced success in any endeavor ahead.
Studio Two Three empowers artists to make art and make change. Studio Two Three is a community arts space that offers studios, classes and workshops, artist residency, and open doors. It provides 24/7 access to printing presses, darkroom, digital lab, communal workspace, and individual studios to support art making for personal and social change. It supports the role of the arts in civic voice and engagement, partnering with activists and leaders to provide space for creative advocacy initiatives. https://www.studiotwothree.org/our-mission
Richmond Area Skateboard Alliance is a non-profit charitable organization—by skateboarders for skateboarders—dedicated to promoting skateboarding in and around Richmond, Virginia, and the parent nonprofit of RVA Sk8 Club.