Short Documentary - Grant
"Positively Arts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that empowers kids for life by building confidence through performance and artistic discovery. We fortify students’ social and emotional development by providing the tools, positive outlets, and community support through which kids can develop the confidence and resilience they need to excel in every aspect of their lives.
Since 2014, Positively Arts has served over 20,000 students through our arts-learning empowerment and mentorship programs, has provided over $200,000 in scholarships and tuition assistance for more than 10,000 low-income and at-risk students,
and is proud to be building community for children in Southern Nevada."
A NOTE FROM
The Board at Eccentric Artists is honored to announce that our very own Jemsen Yumico Bollozos has been awarded the Empathon Filmmaker’s Grant – a grant from the PLAYSTUDIOS Impact Fund that encourages diversity in filmmaking and gives young female filmmakers a voice to tell stories about the organizations who serve, support and lift the communities in which we live, work and play.
Jemsen will direct the film in collaboration with Eccentric Artists and Dayna Womack serving as Producers. The documentary will focus on Positively Arts, an organization that uses the arts as a tool to educate, inspire and empower youth in Southern Nevada. The attentiveness that founder Pilita Simpson shows her students goes beyond the performing arts and provides a comfort that secures her students’ mental and emotional well-being. When we realized just how many of our core values at EA align with those at Positively Arts, we knew that capturing their amazing work on film was something very important to us. We cannot express enough how excited we are to begin production! Our hopes are to also make this an educational opportunity that we can share with our community by recruiting more young female filmmakers to our crew!
Our first meeting with Pilita Simpson and
Producer Dayna Womack at Show Creators Studios
(one of the many locations Positively Arts hosts their events).
BEHIND THE SCENES
MEET THE TEAM