Art is powerful. Art is empowering.
Diversity Arts aims to support underserved youth and communities by providing safe environments, guidance and materials for creative self-discovery, expression and sociocultural interaction.
Diversity Arts was founded by studio artist John Gascot in 2016. The project began as a one-off workshop geared toward LGBTQ Youth. This was Gascot’s response to being targeted, in his own home, via hate mail by a neighbor. He and his husband received an anonymous letter containing homophobic slurs and detailing the couple’s daily household activities. Its sole purpose; to instill fear and shame.