A Short Story
Established in 2020, Illustrated Voices was founded to empower artists impacted by, and passionate about, social justice. Within the Bay Area communities, several needs were discovered:
A need to foster creativity – a space to share ideas and be innovative without inhibition.
A need to provide art education – offer more equitable opportunities to learn about visual expression and the creative arts.
A need for advocacy – support and resources for all to share concerns of social inequities.
After identifying these needs, Illustrative Voices was forged. An art education non-profit organization focused on empowering all to visually express narratives of what social justice looks like.
Illustrative Voices is a diverse and inclusive artist community. Through the creative arts, art education, and art advocacy Illustrative Voices aims to foster community and provide a more inclusive and effective platform for all to express themselves, to share their experiences of social inequities, and to express their vision of what social justice looks like.
Illustrative Voices' long-term vision is to secure a permanent home for our artist, community, and art education programming. Illustrative Voices has charged its Board of Directors with developing the road map for bringing this vision to fruition. Our values are Fortitude, Reverence, Cultural Celebration, Inclusion, and Vulnerability.
Public Art | Special Projects | Open Studio Spaces
At Illustrative Voices, we are dedicated to showcasing stories addressing social justice themes. Creativity is by no means only a solo act, and through community cooperation and collaboration we believe we can facilitate innovation in this area. We are always striving to make a difference. We invite you to learn more and speak your illustrative voice.
Classes & Workshops | Lectures | Tutoring
With this initiative, our aim is to promote great opportunities for all compelled to illustrate moments of social justice. With access to the right resources, all can become empowered to apply their skills and gain the confidence to share their story. Learn more about our organization by getting in touch with our team today.
Artist Community | Social Justice | Art Resources
With our mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Advocacy is one of many duties we see as allies, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause and how you can get involved.
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.”