How can art contribute to the health and well-being of our youth here in Iowa? You will not want to miss out on meeting the expert in this field, who is changing lives through his message and his music. Emmett Phillips will be performing at FUAN's Bubbles of Love Event at the Iowa State Capitol, and you will want to be there! Come for his powerful hip-hop music and stay to meet the man who is pouring inspiration and knowledge into our future generations.
Emmett Phillips, raised in Des Moines, is a multi-disciplined artist, educator, and activist with a palpable passion for community-engaged practices. Emmett is most energized by work that revolves around youth development, social justice-based art, and building empathetic and empowered communities.
He was a Program Coordinator for the youth at Children and Family Urban Movement Children and Family Urban Movement for 3 years, but recently accepted a new position in the youth department of Oakridge Neighborhood in partnership with Edmunds Elementary School. Emmett is currently the Vice President of a nonprofit urban farming initiative called Forest Avenue Outreach.
He is also a teaching artist that works closely with Des Moines Public Schools and Culture All, as well as national organizations like Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), the United States Department of Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Emmett is also deeply committed to developing his craft as a performance artist with a focus in Hip Hop, poetry, and acting. He has starred in plays such as A Raisin in the Sun with Pyramid Theatre Company, Holes with Des Moines Playhouse, and Akeelah and the Bee with Des Moines Young Artists Theatre and performed his original brand of Hip Hop and Spoken Word Poetry from New York to New Mexico.
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