'Born Busy' is a documentary based on the book 'Back in the Day: My life and times with Tupac Shakur' by Darrin Keith Bastfield published by Randomhouse in 2002.
This film depicts untold personal stories of Tupac Shakur and his struggles as a teenager living impoverished in a Baltimore neighborhood effected by violence and the crack epidemic during the mid to late 1980's. Tupac's life takes a change when he gains enrollment into the Baltimore School for the Arts, giving him access to study theatre then finding his passion and desire to someday become an accomplished Shakespearean actor. Learn more
Why Art Programs are Beneficial to Students for their educational, emotional, social, and creative development
Improved Learning Skills
Art programs have the potential to help improve memory and concentration skills, develop decision-making and critical thinking skills, and also encourage focus and discipline.
Enhanced Social Skills
An arts education can help improve self-esteem and social skills, developing and understanding and an appreciation for different cultures, which translates to an increased sense of tolerence and social acceptance.
Art programs encourage students to be creative and use their imagination as much as possible, a critical aspect in helping students to magnify their place in relation to the rest of the world they live in, encourage novelty and nonlinear thinking.
Providing Access To Arts & Culture
“We seek partnerships and endorsements with Institutions, Non-profit Organizations, NGO's, and Corporate Sponsors that aligns with our mission in advocating access to arts and culture. I personally want to recognize the very institution that cultivated me into being an artist, the Baltimore School for the Arts. Visit and pledge your patronage to the listed organizations in our directory so they can continue to grow and provide access to arts and culture.” - Darrin Keith BastfieldBECOME A PATRON DIRECTORY