University of New Orleans graduate student Arielle Brown has been selected to participate in the Artist as Citizen Conference at The Juilliard School in New York City. Brown, who is pursuing a master’s degree in theatre performance, is one of 60 visual and performing artists who were chosen. The conference, which will take place June 12-17, is presented by the nonprofit Artists Striving to End Poverty.
Participants will stay on Juilliard’s Upper West Side campus, perform and learn how to use their art in order to bring about positive change. They will receive instruction from Juilliard’s faculty and alumni as well as industry professionals. The mission of the conference is to celebrate, connect and develop young leaders in the arts by providing them with a transformative artistic and educational experience. Participants are actors, dancers, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers, composers and singers from across the United States.
Brown, a native of Grenada, Miss., holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Jackson State University. She is a model and actress who has appeared in print advertisements, television commercials and music videos.
Artists Striving to End Poverty is a New York City-based organization that connects artists with underserved youth around the world. It places volunteer artists in classrooms in the U.S. as well as India, South Africa and the Dominican Republic.