Alumni Lead Local Non-Profit Poverty and the Arts

Nicole Brandt Minyard with artists from Poverty and the Arts
Nicole Brandt Minyard, center

Two Belmont alumni are working to lead a local Nashville non-profit, Poverty and the Arts (POVA). Belmont alumna Nicole Brandt Minyard is the founder and executive director of the organization which she started during her time as a student. Darrell Hawks serves as the President of the Board of Directors for POVA and is also a Belmont alumnus.

Poverty and the Arts works towards creating a space where people impacted by homelessness are provided creative resources, training and a marketplace to overcome common obstacles. They encourage and enable people to explore their artistic talents, take part in workshops and create relationships and networks.

Poverty and the Arts will be hosting their annual Gold Key Gala on Saturday, February 23 which features artwork from their artists, a silent auction, food and music.

To find about more about POVA click here.