We got the Grant! TFS and Partner Rhythmic Mind Awarded California Arts Council JUMP StArts Grant for 2021-22

We make art, and we make a difference! @CalArtsCouncil is supporting our work through their JumpStArts program.

http://tiny.cc/CACGrantees2021 #ArtsCA 

Check out the official announcement here!               

Today’s Future Sound (TFS) and Rhythmic Mind (RM) are proud to announce that we were awarded $50,000 grant to sustain our current #TherapeuticBeatMaking (TBM) program led by senior TFS staff  Elwin Williams III aka @darapnerd (Project Coordinator and Instructor) and Marlon Richardson aka @unlearntheworld (Instructor) in the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center in combination with Rhythmic Mind’s Advanced Narrative Therapeutic Songwriting (ANTS) / #HipHopTherapy program. 

Since 2016, TFS has run TBM groups in the hall, with last year’s expansion of services to include twice-weekly delivery and work with even more units than previous years, thanks to the CAC JumpStArts grant. Youth participants were able to learn the craft of beat making on Ableton and #AbletonPush and #Soundtrap with TFS instructors, in addition to learning the basics of recording and audio engineering, as well as songwriting, composition, and recording with Rhythmic Mind. 

This year’s increased funding will allow for even more comprehensive programming. This not only allows twice-weekly TBM sessions for the units where we have worked since 2016, but in addition a select group of youth will be able to engage in an in-depth process of rhymewriting/songwriting involving the re-authoring of their personal narratives and recording of original collaborative songs. The ANTS program, led by Rhythmic Mind, integrates mindfulness, visualization, and a host of other therapeutic modalities, informed by the most current trauma research and practice delivered through a #strengthbased culturally-responsive approach.

#JUMPStArts #hiphoped #strengthsbased #culturallyresponsive #healingpowerofhiphop #todaysfuturesound #rhythmicmind 

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