Poetry & People Together
ARTSPEAKS is dedicated to promoting literacy, encouraging creativity, bringing awareness through Art Activism, and expanding ideas and opportunity by providing a medium for expression through the Art of Poetry, Spoken Word and Storytelling.
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 through the intersection of Art and Mental Health, by exploring and utilizing the expressive and therapeutic uses of Poetry, Creative Writing, and Literature.