The Natasha Love Foundation celebrates the 2016, 2nd Annual Youth Inspiration of Love Artists Awards, presented to high school students demonstrating a great passion and unique talent in the arts. These awards are designed to promote love, peace, unity and awareness; using art and the creative process to steer teens on a positive path away from teen violence.
The awards recognize the many ways The Natasha Love Foundation supports and inspires Rhode Island youth who contribute to the creative and cultural life of our state. Nominating a student for a Youth Inspiration of Love Artists Award requires a completed and signed application form, as well as any relevant supporting materials, which will be submitted to The Natasha Love Foundation at the address below.
Inspiration of Love Leadership Award – $500.00 award
Honors an individual who displays love and a willingness to help others regardless of who they are or what adversities they have faced. The individual maintains a spirit of service and engages in their community through art and understanding.
Love Visual Art Award – $300.00 award
Recognizes a student who impacts others by demonstrating compassion for others while encouraging a sense of self-worth. This individual must create a painting that promotes love and understanding and inspires a sense of appreciation and respect for one another.
Peace Theatre Award – $300.00
This award recognizes an individual who is outspoken and inspires this confidence in others to speak their minds; propagating hope in others. This student utilizes positive sociological messages and innovative skills to grow in the area of education through poetry and acting, promoting peace in our world.
Unity Dance Award – $300.00
Recognizes a student in the area of education through dance with the intention of sending positive messages of unity. Their body of work should inspire teamwork and collaboration in and out of school.
Awareness Music Award – $300.00
This goal of this award is to recognize students who increase awareness for social justice issues through education and music while simultaneously encouraging others to get involved in their community. Their work should help build self esteem in themselves and others.
Congratulations to our 2015
1St Inspiration of Love Artists & leaders
Jessica Michicoj (TAPA School) – Love Visual Artists Award
Sonia Pires (Central Falls HS)- Peace Theatre Award
Sarah Banno (Johnston Dance & Performing Arts School) – Unity Dance Award
Orianda Rodriguez (TAPA School) – Awareness Music Award
Preston Powell (TAPA School) – Inspiration of Love Leadership Award
Also Congratulations to our last years Inspiration of Love recipient Ash Mendoza for her uplifting speech.
We wish you success and dedication in using your God given talent and passion as an artist to promote LOVE for understanding, propagating PEACE for hope, sending positive messages of UNITY, and increasing respect in AWARENESS for yourself and your community. By displaying willingness to help others, through INSPIRATION, you have proven yourself to be a leader promoting non-violence.
Last years recipient Ash Mendoza- Her uplifting speech about her life being Bullied – with the help of The Natasha Love Foundation she received funding to write her book “The Falling Down” at the age of 16 and Rebecca Flores helped in editing and publishing.
The 1st Inspiration of Love Artists & Leadership Award nominees spreading LOVE, PEACE, UNITY, AWARENESS & INSPIRATION OF LOVE of NON-VIOLENCE Through Visual Art, Poetry/Theatre, Dance, Music and Inspiration with their community.
Each of these recipients received a monetary award to continue their passion and Love for the Arts and Non-Violence and walked away with many citations.
Liandra Medeiros added a new photo to The Natasha Love Foundation‘s timeline — with Rebecca Flores at The Imperial Room at One Rhodes Place.
· Cranston ·
THANKS TO Rebecca Flores FOR AN INCREDIBLE NIGHT OF PEACE. YOU EMBODY PEACE WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL WORK/VISION & TOGETHER WE ARE BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE & NONVIOLENCE IN RHODE ISLAND. WE ARE PART OF A GLOBAL MOVEMENT FOR PEACE. BUILDING A NEW EARTH & THE YOUTH ARE LEADING THE WAY!!! MAY MOTHER, FATHER GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU HUMAN ANGEL.
Inspiring others with his words of laughter is my son Joshua Amado who took the crowd by surprise!!
A Special Note to Joshua Amado:
There’s an incredible relationship that connects a mother and her son, an understanding between both that grows stronger throughout the years. A bond which materializes at a young age, and then develops into its own moments of optimism. It is not until she realizes that her son has definitely become the man that enriches her life with his blessings, strength and courage. For this, I thank you my son for being my strength that helps me continue my inspiration for life’s hopes and dreams.
More fabulous pictures of The Natasha Love Foundation Event
“Love is being happy, and peace is being friendly and equal” ~ Natasha Love Gonsalves ~
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1st Inspiration of Love Artist and Leadership Awards
Cranston, RI – October 27, 2015. The Natasha Love Foundation is asked to share with our readers and opportunity to make nominations for our first-2015 Youth Inspiration of Love Artist and Leadership awards, for our young artist in Rhode Island. These awards are a representation of Natasha Love Gonsalves’ passion and legacy for the arts. I’m Rebecca, Natasha’s mom and founder of the foundation. It is my honor to carry on Natasha’s dreams and help young artists excel through mentoring and support. I have developed these awards to share them locally with the members of my community who show great strength artistically, and could use the financial assistance. A member of The Natasha Love Foundation will be presenting the awards.
This coming year we hope to receive many nominations in the area of Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance, and Music, with representation of non-violence. Nomination forms will be made available to Rhode Island Schools in October, and are due in the office by Friday, December 11, 2015. The Natasha Love Foundation Board of Directors will decide the winners based on the categories of Love, Peace, Unity, Awareness, and Inspiration of Love Leadership. Once the nominations are received, a confirmation with the interview/audition requirements will be sent to the nominees.
The winners will receive a monetary award as well as a certificate. The award will be presented in January 2016.
If you know a young artist who should be nominated?
The following awards will be granted annually:
Inspiration of Love Leadership Award
Love –Visual Art Award
Peace –Theatre Award
Unity –Dance Award
Awareness – Spread Through Music
01/10/2016 – We are not excepting any more applications until next year~
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