is a community-based organization which uses the arts as a portal for creative youth development.


10th Annual We Are Hip Hop Youth Festival


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Advice For College Freshman

Looking back at my first year at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale (SIUC) I can say I’ve learned quite a few things.

LGBTQ Youth and the Changing Landscape

An Intergenerational Kiki*

By Tony Alvarado-Rivera and Cesar Hernandez of the Chicago Freedom School.

Editors note: At ElevArte Community Studio one of our main goals is to create a safe space for youth, a space where they feel free to express themselves creatively and explore who they are.