James R Halsey Foundation Of The Arts
The James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts, in partnership with the community, enriches the quality of life for youth (ages 14 to 20) by providing a safe and educational environment where participants are inspired and encouraged toward a better future. This initiative is accomplished by fostering an interest in the creative process – while guiding participants/students through that process as it relates to the art of filmmaking, and by providing life-skills training that promotes success in business and the arts.
We believe that art — specifically filmmaking is therapeutic and provides a common language that gives us the opportunity to expand our minds; bridging the gap between generations and breaking down socioeconomic barriers.
A 501c3 nonprofit organization, the James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts provides an alternative to sports programs for youth who wish to pursue a creative outlet. We have created a safe community of support and encouragement in the midst of a stimulating course curriculum.
“Don’t underestimate the power of the arts and creativity for their healing power and ability to change lives.”
– Joseph A. Halsey, Founder, James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts