Moving Arts Wins SF Community Foundation Piñon Award
Moving Arts Española will be recognized by the Santa Fe Community Foundation on October 6 at the La Fonda Hotel at 6:00p.m. as the 2015 Piñon Visionary Award Honoree. The Piñon Visionary Award honors an organization that can anticipate the unmet needs of future generations and has the stamina to achieve success.
In operation since 2008, Moving Arts Española, Inc. (MAE) nurtures the children and youth of the Española Valley and surrounding Native American pueblos in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe Counties. Education in the performing and visual arts enhances the health, creative expression, and connection to cultures and traditions in a region known for endemic gang activity, high school drop-out rates, substance abuse, and obesity. MAE provides classes in dance, music, gymnastics, circus arts, flamenco, visual arts, hip-hop, and Mexican folk dance. Through arts and nutrition education, MAE attempts to redirect children to a safe and supportive environment. MAE has trained a growing number of students and young adults over the last seven years. As a result of Moving Arts Española Inc.’s programming and mentoring, many young people have successfully entered professional careers in the arts, pursued advanced education, and explored entrepreneurship and small business development.
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