“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” – John Steinbeck
Today we’re diving into the way Artteca Supports the Art Community. It’s not only Artteca’s mission to provide accessible and collectible wearable art, but the company also prides itself on the wonderful opportunity it has to assist educational art programs.
Artteca has partnered with Miami based non-profit organization Bakehouse Art Complex. The BAC provides affordable studio spaces, exhibition opportunities, educational and artist advancement programming, and common work spaces for juried emerging and mid-career artists. Because Artteca believes in breaking the barriers that hinder participation in the art community, partnering with the non-profit was both a natural and exciting choice.
Numerous BAC artists have been featured in the art community, such as Claudio Roncoli who was named the official artist for the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®. His work for the awards show is pictured above.
So how does it work? Every Artteca customer becomes a light in the art community. Each Artteca purchase made supports BAC`s Teaching Artist Residency in Schools Program, which places a teaching artist in a Miami-Dade Public Schools for a residency. These residencies enrich and encourage the youth supporting their creativity and enhancing their artistic development.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
Stay tuned for a more in depth look into one of Artteca’s visits to a Miami-Dade Public School.