We ARE stage and film design professionals, members of United Scenic Artist Local 829, creating mentorships that emphasize Black, Indigenous, and People of Color [BIPOC] from a range of junior high school, high school and college students.
We STRIVE to expand their orientation towards non-performance based careers in Film/TV/Theater by providing interactive career discussion panels and one-on-one artistic, personal and professional mentorship. Inherent in this mission is the intent to develop an awareness of the design and craft-oriented career possibilities in our field as well as guidance toward film and theater educational programs in the New York area. At the heart of these efforts Is giving attention to the individual students and fostering a reciprocal relationship between USA 829 and scholastic organizations in an effort to shift the culture of both the schools and the entertainment industry toward values of diversity, equity and inclusion.
S T RIVE
We SEEK to be a resource for advocacy and a learning center for our community: encouraging educational institutions to recruit and retain an inclusive student body, supporting diverse students to become professional artists with a sustainable lifetime in the entertainment arts and pushing our industries to be centered on an anti-racist ethos.