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SHAKURSPEARE TOUR

Become A Patron, is announcing a tour of Shakurspeare, a powerful piece of artwork that includes the rare recording of Tupac Shakur and is inspired by the late rapper's dream of becoming a Shakespearean actor. The exhibition will be touring educational institutions, including face-to-face lectures. The organization, Become A Patron, aims to promote the power of arts and culture in the lives of young people, particularly in urban communities. Alongside the exhibition, Darrin Keith Bastfield is also in production of a documentary film, Born Busy: Exploring Tupac Shakur and the Power of Arts and Culture. The exhibition and film aim to inspire young people to pursue their dreams and understand the importance of arts and culture in their communities.

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THE STORY BUS

The Story Bus is a mobile video, audio, art, and photography studio that visits nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and neighborhoods in Baltimore and beyond to collect personal stories and oral histories from residents and community advocates. The stories speak to both the concerns and solutions of underserved, disenfranchised, and underrepresented youth and artists in the area. 

We believe in the importance of fostering Arts and Culture in our youth and we want the products produced from The Story Bus to heal, unite, evoke action, and inspire all people, not just those residing in underserved communities. 

Through multimedia applications the stories collected on The Story Bus will serve as educational content that would be used to curate virtual events, special face to face art exhibitions, and live storytelling events for the public.

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FOSTERING ARTS AND CULTURE IN OUR COMMUNITIES

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.

  • Increased Creativity

    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.

Baltimore School for the Arts selected as 2022 Charitable Giving Recipient

We at Become A Patron knows that all departments at the Baltimore School for the Arts goes above and beyond the call of duty, but we would like to specifically point out of Mr. Archie Veal, Head of the Visual Arts department for which we designated our 2022 charitable giving. Mr. Veal represents all that is good, wholesome, ethical, and moral as a department head and artist who serves the community by way of his leadership within an institution dedicated to providing access to arts education and enrichment to youth from underserved communities.

Thank you Mr. Archie Veal.

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MARYLAND RAFFLE™️

January 1, 2023 is the Official Launch of Maryland Raffle™️. Maryland Raffle™️ helps Maryland area Non-profits with their fundraising efforts. To learn more please visit www.mdraffle.com

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