Viva La Free is an arts ecosystem powered by & for BIPOC & LGBTQIA2S NB+ Artists.
We deploy visual and performing arts, tech, & design to energize, activate & heal.
Ourselves. Our youth. Our communities.
We practice art as medicine.
Our decolonized models value process over product.
Viva La Free’s innovative arts movement reclaims the practices of healing personal, historic & collective trauma. We embrace our power to express our humanity.
Together we bring our visions to life.
Viva La Free’s art activism ecology liberates policy, practices, curriculum & culture by providing:
No Cost Access 4 Youth Arts & Tech Programs & Projects
Opportunities 4 Paid Artist Apprentices to experience professional arts practice, production,
skill development & collaborative design w/creative professionals
Funding, Space & Resources 4 Resident Artists
Sanctuary Retreats & Incubators 4 Artists to explore & develop creative expression
to process, release & heal individually & collectively
Responsive Funding 4 Artists, Art Action & Spontaneous Projects
Viva La Free’s evolutionary nature enables us to adapt & grow to support & nurture visionaries
in the movement 4 Black Lives, Liberation & Indigenous Sovereignty
Viva la Revolución!
Board of Directors Shamay Thomas, Leaha Lewis, Brenda Morgan, Nina Lewis
CEO, Creative Director Layna Lewis
Asst ED Kayla Banks
Viva La Free is a project of Kenton Action Plan 501(c)3