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ALMA Creates

ALMA Creates is a comprehensive six-week youth art fellowship designed for Latino/a/e/x LGBTQIA+ artists aged 17 to 24. The program aims to foster individual artistic skills, promote community building, and exploring the significance of art as a tool for advocacy. Participants receive personalized mentoring, participate in workshops, gain new insights into LGBTQIA+ history and related artistic and cultural expression, and collaborate on a culminating art piece that is showcased at the program's end. The program encourages and embraces artists working in various art categories including but not limited to:

  • Dance / Singing

  • Performance

  • Poetry / Writing

  • Fashion

  • Visual Painter/Drawer/ sculpting

  • Graphic Design / Illustration

  • Photography / Videography

ALMA Creates is collaborating with PrEP4Teens an arts-focused community mobilization and social marketing project developed by teens to raise awareness of PrEP and other sexual health options among their peers.

Applications for the 2024 cohort is now open!

Deadline: April 17, 2024

Previous Art Fellows 



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David is a self-taught artist, identifying as a gay, cis-gender Latino male, and community engagement advocate. His artwork often speaks to the Latinx LGBTQ+ community. David also mentors Chicago teens through his program, “BLOOM.”

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