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Alumna Brandt to Speak at Tennessee Arts Commission’s Statewide Conference

Nicole Brandt, Belmont alumna and former Office of Service-Learning student worker, is the founder of Poverty and the Arts, a Nashville-based social enterprise nonprofit that creates opportunities for individuals experiencing and transitioning out of homelessness through creative outlets and community support.

Brandt and Poverty and the Arts Board Member Julina Clare Fernández were recently selected to present at “Collective Impact: Arts Administrators, Educators, and Artists as Change Agents,” the Tennessee Arts Commission’s statewide conference. According to her Facebook page, the duo will lead a 75-minute arts & community issues session titled “Transforming Homelessness through Creativity and Community.”

On Facebook Brandt said, “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share about the mission and vision of Poverty & the Arts with artists and arts administrators across Tennessee!”