Mission: The Brazilian Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing cultural education and building community through the preservation and sharing of Brazilian culture.
Results: In 2010, the Brazilian Arts Foundation became a participant in Houston Arts Alliance's MODE Incubator Grants Program. This program provides funding, mentoring and professional assistance for three years.
Target demographics: Children, Adults, and Seniors living within the Greater Houston area.
Geographic areas served: Greater Houston
Programs: Samba classes, Capoeira classes for adults and kids, Brazilian percussion classes, Brazilian Portuguese classes for adults and kids, Capoeira summer camps, After-School Program at Kipp Sharpstown, Capoeira program at Rice University, Corporate Portuguese classes, Senior Arts Program, Free Open House Music nights, Brazilian Cuisine classes, Free Brazilian Movie nights
The primary reason that I became active with the Brazilian Arts Foundation was because the organization shows such a passion for MAKING THE ARTS ACCESSIBLE to everyone in the community. I've witnessed the BAF host more community-oriented activities and events -- many of which are free -- in an average month than many organizations do in a year. The BAF embraces a well-rounded and egalitarian approach to the arts, from teaching capoeira in the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) to screening Brazilian cinema at the monthly Movie Night. The BAF takes pride in putting every donated dollar right back into the Houston community.