We are excited to announce The Firehouse Dream as the latest winner of a Sony Create Action grant. Along with $50,000 in cash to continue and expand their work, The Firehouse Dream will receive a custom short film telling their story, $50,000 in Sony Electronics products to support their action plan, and collaboration and partnership with Sony.
Learn more about creative arts non-profit and latest winner of a Sony Create Action grant, The Firehouse Dream.
Based in Maywood, Illinois, The Firehouse Dream is a creative arts non-profit. They connect young adults with a safe space to discover a creative skill set that will provide them with the tools and confidence they need to thrive in every part of their lives. The Firehouse Dream provides mentoring in film, photography, social media strategy and brand identity, along with financial wellness workshops and resume and narrative writing within communities that identify as BIPOC located in the Proviso District and Chicago.
These mentorships aim to teach the next generation of creatives who have experienced disinvestment to challenge the starving artist narrative and help them know that the industry is thriving yet significantly underrepresented. The different creative skills they learn from this program will allow them to build a portfolio that will give them the confidence to start their own business or have more opportunities for a full-time job within the professional creative space.
Sony looks forward to working with The Firehouse Dream and the opportunity to help them continue to provide mentorship programs, access to professional-grade equipment, and a safe and thriving creative space for the students to grow in.
Learn more about The Firehouse Dream here.
The Create Action Grant Program is open through March 29, 2022 and will provide grants to 10 organizations total, with one new grant awarded each month. After initial submission, each application will be within consideration throughout the entirety of the program. Learn more and see how your organization can apply at alphauniverse.com/createaction.