HOUSING OUR MAJOR EXPRESSIONISTS (HOME)
Affordable housing for artists!
Rhythm Visions' team breaks ground!
Our contractors take a break to pose for the cameras.
Goals of HOME
• To provide housing to displaced artists and their families in Jackson, Mississippi; Roxbury, Massachusetts; Brooklyn, New York; and the District of Columbia
• To provide work /studio/rehearsal space for local artists
• To provide employment for artists and entrepreneurs through our open air market, and educational programs
• To provide nutrition through gardening, food preparation classes and the sale of vegetables, and baked goods
• To expand our provision of arts educational programming for youth and families in shelters, prisons, and schools
• To bridge the “digital divide” by providing computers and classes to our residents
• To provide professional and financial training and literacy to residents
• To increase the participation of community-based artists in first time home buyers programs
• To raise housing and commercial values in rural and urban communities
• To increase the use of recycled materials in the making of art
• To keep alive the history and function of “folk art” and increase awareness of its relevance to our society