Newton Media Group LLC

Guerilla Arts Ink

Board of Directors

Stacy Lucas, Brent Joseph , Reginald Saunders and Nicole Lewis

Founding Members​

Kymone Freeman and Omrao Brown

Social Art and Culture is a 501c (3) located in Anacostia area of Washington, DC.  Known, as SAAC, we use the power of the arts to educate and advance unserved and underserviced communities. Our Vision is to create an aperture for socially responsible artisans that collectively collaborate and participate in programs designed to reach neglected communities.

SAAC has a 3-prong strategy is to drive social impact through our artists and partners for the communities we service:
1) Art becomes an integral part of the change for social causes for every imitative that we foster and participate by offering an interactive user experience that celebrates and highlights its’ culture.  2) To design and execute programs that improve artists existing skills, more than likely increases artists’ opportunities in workforce development and builds a profitable creative business; and 3) Collaborate with master artists and arts organizations on projects that show art as a change agent in their communities and foster engagement.

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Social Art and Culture Awards:

  1. Mayor's Proclamation for Black LUV Festival Day 2007
  2. Finalist in the Mayor's Arts Awards for Excellence in Service to the Arts 2005 - Black L.U.V. Festival
  3. Largest HIV/AIDS Mobilization Testing in Washington, DC -  Black L.U.V. Festival
  4. DCCAH Community Arts Grant (2013) and DC Diversity Fund Grant (2012)  - Black L.U.V. Festival
  5. East of the River Grant (2014 and 2015 - Summer Youth Media Arts Training Program
  6. 2016 Sponsor of First High School 48-Hour Film Project produced by Straight No Chaser Films and supported by The Humanities Council Office of Motion Picture and Television Development
  7. A Space to Dream Mural Project for Ward 8 in partnership with Guerilla Arts Ink - Funds granted by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2016 Public Art initiative and the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunities in Ward 7 and 8.

Social Art and Culture cultural events and educational programs:

  1. Black L.U.V. Festival (Annual) - established in 1997
  2. Summer Media Arts Training Program for Youth in conjunction with We Act Radio And DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) – 2014 and 2015
  3. The Tearoom Experience 2013 - Received grant funds 2013 Community Art Award DCCAH
  4. Artists for Health (social media campaign for World Aids Day)
  5. Future Leaders Initiative 2014
  6. Fiber With A Cause (pilot program begins June 2017)