ARTSPEAKS, Established in 2012 is North Central Florida's Premier Poetry Organization.
Headquartered in Alachua County / Gainesville, Florida
Poetry & People Together
ARTSPEAKSgnv Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to supporting poets and artists in North Central Florida. Our mission is to provide the community with opportunities to engage in and appreciate all aspects of the literary, visual and performing arts. Through performances, workshops, readings and festivals, ARTSPEAKSgnv Inc. aims to inspire creativity, nurture talent and foster a love for poetry and the arts among individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
ARTSPEAKS is Dedicated to Promoting Literacy, Encouraging Creativity, and Bringing Awareness through the Beauty and Joy of Language and Expression.
ARTSPEAKS seeks to Expand Ideas, Access, and Opportunities by Providing Safe Mediums for Expression through the Art of Poetry, Spoken-Word, Storytelling and other forms of Creative Expression.
ARTSPEAKS produces three annual events and has showcased over 100 adult and youth poets from Alachua County, Marion County, Columbia, Hillsborough, Levy, Broward, Duval, Leon, and Suwannee, and has represented countries and nationalities from all over the world. Poets young and old have shared poems and expressions of life, that encapsulate what it truly means to be human and alive.
PROMOTES HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
ARTSPEAKS Promotes Healthy Communities at the intersection of Art and Public Health in Rural and Historically Underserved Communities by Exploring and Utilizing the Therapeutic benefits of Creative Artistic Expression.