Art workshops are ongoing for children living in Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) communities or whose families are Housing Choice Voucher recipients. The workshops are coordinated by Resident Services staff and held weekly until May in GHA housing communities. For children unable to attend the workshops, parents can pick up free art supplies at the communities’ management offices.
These workshops give youth the opportunity to explore their artistic talents and reflect on the theme, “What Home Means to Me.” Additionally, each poster submission includes an essay from the artist that further explains what the theme means to them personally. These posters will be submitted to the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials’ (NAHRO’s) “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest. GHA has participated in this contest since 2010.
Posters will first be judged against other submissions from GHA. The winning posters are then sent to the next round of competition, Carolinas Council of Housing Redevelopment and Codes Officials (CCHRCO), for judging against posters from across North and South Carolina. Then the next level of competition is at the Southeast region of NAHRO. The final round is at the national NAHRO level, where the top 13 are selected from artwork across the United States. Winners at that level have their work appear in the national calendar for 2020 and artists receive gift cards as recognition for their efforts.
This exciting opportunity is still underway! Posters must be submitted to Sabrina Abney (firstname.lastname@example.org, 336-303-3003) by early May. Contact if interested in your child, K-12, participating in this wonderful program.