Artistic Passion & PurposeResident Partner
Image: Portrait of Artistic Passion & Purpose c/o Michael De'Von
Who We Are
Artistic Passion and Purpose (APP) is a nonprofit organization of Newark-based creatives whose goal is to encourage, embrace, and empower the community through sewing, hairstyling, skincare, voice, dance, fitness and self-expression.
APP is fiscally sponsored by Newark Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
What We Do
Artistic Passion and Purpose’s mission is to promote the development of artistic talents. The organization is made up of people who see the need to take responsibility for what the city of Newark lacks in terms of artistic development and freedom in being an artist. We plan to bridge age gaps and create open, loving, and effective dialogue that will help strengthen not just Express Newark/Rutgers University, but also the community and surrounding areas. We have open arms and are ready, willing and able to teach and be taught.
Through Artist Passion and Purpose, we seek to provide vocal lessons, sewing courses, cosmetology courses (for students with permits/licensed stylist), make-up tutorials, line dancing, Zumba/fitness, yoga, vogue, modern jazz ballet, hip hop dance, afrobeat dance, paint and sip, and “Artistic Talk” – a bi-weekly self-esteem enhancement panel for open forum discussion.
Our overall goal is to provide services to Newark residents that aren’t currently available – or available for free or at a discounted rate. In that, our aim is to make sure each participant that engages with our program has an opportunity to gain skill and expertise that can be applied to their personal lives and careers.
Our overall goal is to provide a service to Newark residents that isn’t currently available – or available at a low or discounted rate.