Art and Change Grant
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
Change Partner: Saures Benitez
Discipline: Performance ,Media Arts
As an hip-hop artist who has been active in Philadelphia for several years and a recently named Creative Ambassador for the City of Philadelphia, Ethel Cee seeks to create a space for artists to use their art as a vehicle to discuss pertinent and important issues within the hip-hop community. Having previously created the event SPREAD to raise awareness of the issue of HIV/AIDS, she plans to create a new installment of SPREAD, this time allowing the artists to showcase work that speaks specifically to rising above the violence or oppression in their environment. Each performance will be professionally recorded and edited for the purpose of being continuously streamed on the internet for the general public to view after the live performance. This will help to spread an inspiring message about peace and create an atmosphere of social change with regards to how people, specifically youth, treat each other.
Photo credit: Genevieve Coutroubis