The Core supports the continued development of our students as working artists and entrepreneurs by subsidizing the cost of their performances. The Academy will partner with ANC commissioners (local government) to insure that community festival and block party organizers know about, and book artists who are part of the Words Beats & Life Creative Core. The Core allows WBL apprentices and Master Level artists to provide performances to District Government Agencies, Local Non-Profits, Street Festivals, and Block Parties by subsidizing a portion of the cost.
In the second phase of the Core’s development, its members will be central in expanding the Academy programming into the region. This expansion will take the form of classes/workshops offered in schools, libraries and recreation centers as both stand-alone activities, and embedded classes in partner organizations.